Community Service Day at WMS

White Mountain School students had a great time last Friday during our annual Community Service Day!

Service is a year-round activity at The White Mountain School, but on May 24th, we devoted the entire day to it in celebration of our annual Community Service Day. Since the 1990’s, our students and faculty spend a spring day honoring the spirit in which our School was founded by giving back to the local community that we love and learn in. Though Community Service Day was unusually gray and rainy this year, our students’ spirits never flagged and they always had bright smiles on their faces. Whether it was working in the gardens at WREN or Daughters of Charity, repairing the trails at Copper Cannon Camp (with the help of former trustee, Neill Osgood ‘83), painting doorstops at David’s House in Dartmouth, helping to open up The Frost Place for the upcoming season or tending to our very own WMS Farm, our students were ready and willing to go out, get their hands dirty, and serve their greater community in any way they could. Community service sites included:
 
Promise Partner ’99, faculty member and coordinator of the event, spoke about Community Service Day’s place in the greater community of the White Mountains. “Community Service Day is a great opportunity for collaboration between The White Mountain School and the local area. Many of the organizations we serve depend on us to help them open for their summer season. The event helps student know the region and its residents better. It teaches them teamwork, a good work ethic, and the value of physical labor and voluntary service to others.”

Over the course of a single day, our students collectively contributed 500 hours of work to local organizations and natural areas. This is a testament to the power of so many dedicated, hardworking young people coming together to do work that they know is important. Thank you to Promise for her tireless work in organizing this amazing day and our students for their incredible act of service. We only hope that we can do more in the year to come!

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