SCHS student council tackles cleanup

Taking a break from their community service project on Friday, May 17, members of the Susquehanna Community High School student council, from left, are Amber Dubanowitz, Saige Perry, Mark Zappe, Ashley Miller, Olivia Rockwell, Chairman Sarah Serfilippi, Emily Staros, Lauren Marco, Micaela Rhone, Nick Chamberlain, Rachel Hubal, Tristan Megivern. Also working on the project but not pictured, are: Ivy Christensen, Rachel Gilleran-Plutino, Liz Delaney, Rachel Serfilippi, Mashawn Haggett, and Dan Storos.

Taking a break from their community service project on Friday, May 17, members of the Susquehanna Community High School student council, from left, are Amber Dubanowitz, Saige Perry, Mark Zappe, Ashley Miller, Olivia Rockwell, Chairman Sarah Serfilippi, Emily Staros, Lauren Marco, Micaela Rhone, Nick Chamberlain, Rachel Hubal, Tristan Megivern. Also working on the project but not pictured, are: Ivy Christensen, Rachel Gilleran-Plutino, Liz Delaney, Rachel Serfilippi, Mashawn Haggett, and Dan Storos.

BY HELEN B. FOSTER
Correspondent

Susquehanna Community High School student Sarah Serfilippi helped organize a community project that saw council members spending two afternoons weeding, scrubbing, pruning, trimming and cleaning up trash at the Veteran’s Memorial in the Shops Plaza off Main Street in Susquehanna.

According to student council adviser Carly Batzel, Serfillippi, a junior, worked with D&S Flowers in Thompson for the plants and mulch needed for the project that beautified the Veteran’s Service Board as well as other memorials in the park.

The Community Service committee selected the Veteran’s Memorial out of respect for those who served their country and completed the project in time for the Memorial Day services.

On Thursday afternoon, the students were seen by Ron Dubas, owner of Schneider’s Market and he showed up with cold sodas for everyone.

Dubas also expressed his thanks to the students for what they were doing for the community.

Council members finance their projects by holding dances, dinners at the American Legion and other fund raisers throughout the year.

On Saturday evening, May 18, the student council is hosting its “end of the year” dance, known as a MORP (prom spelled backwards), opposite of a prom.

According to Bazel, the MORP is held in the gym with a DJ and 250 young people dancing and snacking on pizza with no fancy decorations, or “spiffy” attire, just a casual dance.