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Students participate in annual Fall Clean-up Day

MEYERSDALE - The streets of the Maple City were taken over by teens on Friday, October 18 for the annual Fall Community Clean-Up. More than 50 FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), National Honor Society and Student Council members spent the day cleaning, raking leaves and weeding and at businesses throughout the community, as well as the park and Borough building. These three groups join forces each Spring and Fall for this initiative. 

“Our bi-annual community clean-up days are worthwhile for townspeople and for area businesses and organizations because we blitz Meyersdale to weed, rake, sweep, clean, paint, weatherize and otherwise improve our town in fall and in spring. Even more vital is the tremendous lesson that clean-day instills in our students: roll up your sleeves and work hard to invest yourself in the prosperity of your community,” Jessica Deakins, NHS advisor explained. “Our town supports our school district so loyally and generously; our students need to learn their role in that partnership of giving to and in caring for Meyersdale.”

“The students are giving back to the community who support our academies, athletics and other programs - whether it be by donations or monetary. This is their way to give back. It also instills the value of importance in community involvement and volunteerism,” added Christine Custer, FBLA Advisor.

Patti Shaulis, Student Council advisor, said while the students work very hard on these clean-up days, its is work they complete with a glad heart, knowing they are supporting the businesses and organizations who support the many activities and events at MASD.

 “For example, the Elks host our events and do so much to support and we make sure to do what we can to help them out each year. We are so grateful for the support shown to our students and school, this is just a small way to show how much it means to us.”