Bishop Lynch High School has a semester student leadership class that juniors and seniors apply to join. This semester, Tom Trautman is teaching the course and he has brought a new emphasis on community service to the class. The course’s newest assignment had students develop and implement a community service project – and the project must be sponsored and sustainable by a club or organization on campus.
Lilli Poff is a BL junior, and she teamed with classmate Barron Cate to start a charitable drive for the St. Patrick Refugee Outreach Program. They identified the program’s need for donated laundry detergent and toilet paper, and they proposed their service project as an initiative for the National Honor Society. The National Honor Society agreed, and the drive was held April 21-May 2. In all, the students collected 815 rolls of toilet paper and 7,795 fluid ounces of laundry detergent which totaled more than $2,700.
Juliette Langlinais and Meredith Morel have a love for animals, and they translated that into a charitable drive for East Lake Pet Orphanage. The two students partnered with the wrestling team to sponsor a pet supply drive that brought in approximately 200 items including dog bowls, towels, blankets, toys, food, and crates.
Mr. Trautman has been impressed with the student leadership class and the students’ creativity, initiative and passion for their projects.
“The student leadership class jumped at the chance to put their leadership skills to work in helping others. From identifying needs and partnering with organizations to promoting their projects and handling the distribution of donated goods, I am proud of the students’ hard work,” said Mr. Trautman.
Other student projects include the following service initiatives:
Feed Lake Highlands Drive Kevin Daniel Travis Finley
Hope Squad Hope Spot Kate Fielder Caroline Bayeuth
Feminine Product Drive Kelly Do Lucia Colindres
East Lake Pet Orphanage Drive Meredith Morel Juliette Langlinais
Faithful to Catholic Tradition and to our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, Bishop Lynch High School promotes the development of the total person by bringing together a diverse community in a rigorous, college preparatory environment where students are taught to strive for excellence, seek truth, and work for justice in the world. - Founded in 1963