Sutter High students get involved
Sutter Union High School students began the year in full throttle, and three months into the school year, students are still seeking ways to include different events in their schedule. This not only presents a challenge, but also provides an opportunity to realize what we are passionate about.
Sometimes our passion is playing sports, participating in certain clubs or spending time doing a special hobby. However, many students also choose to make a difference by assisting their local neighborhoods. These community service events give students a chance to get involved beyond their school.
Fall is the perfect time to celebrate a good harvest and the changing seasons. The Future Farmers of America recently held their annual pumpkin patch to celebrate the season with elementary school children. Students participated in roping, a petting zoo and bag-tossing. The event teaches the high school students agricultural skills and gives the younger ones a chance to experience what it’s like to be a farmer.
Megan Mote, a freshman who worked at the FFA pumpkin patch, said, “I like it. It was good for the kids, too; they got to pet the animals. Most had never seen a big animal like a steer, and they asked a lot of questions.”
Who doesn’t love to see a free play? SUHS drama students invited the local feeder schools to watch their fall children’s production, “Robin Hood.”
“Shows like ‘Robin Hood’ provide an opportunity for students to showcase their talents. In this show in particular, students put in their talents in art, woodworking and stage combat to produce a fun show I expect to be enjoyed by all ages,” said drama teacher and director Rick Tuttle.
SUHS will perform four free performances for students during the day; the public is invited to watch at night with ticket prices of $5 to $7. “Robin Hood” runs at 7 p.m. today, Monday and Tuesday at SUHS.
Many students feel that Halloween is merely an opportunity to dress up, get free candy and walk the neighborhood streets with friends. Not all of us stop to think about the men and women defending our country during this season.
SUHS’s associated student body officers coordinated a two-week Trick and Treats for Troops food drive, where students could donate various items for our local soldiers serving overseas. ASB worked with Blue Star Moms and the Sutter Lions Club.
Donated items included candy, decks of cards, toiletries and more. Lori Burrow, activities director and ASB adviser, said, “We wanted to do a community service project for the fall, and it was a very big success.” The school collected 1,655 items and shipped 36 full boxes. Though it may not be enough to cover an entire army, it is a token of our gratitude for their loyalty and service to our country.
No matter what event we are involved in, we are happy to know that these works will not only impact us, but the hearts of our local citizens.