87 students attended We Day on November 3. This is up from last year when we sent 22. Lake City We Act was awarded more tickets due to their efforts lat year.
Last year $1300 was raised to support alternate income for our paired community in Kenya. This money went to buy 26 goats. We earned Penguin Club status and Disney donated another $1000 in our name to the community.
Our community project was to raise money and food items for the food shelf. We gave approximately $700 and 378 pounds of food. Students also elected to do a school project and they raised $1000 for the 9th grade Leadership Retreat.
We Day was extra special for us this year. We had 8 students volunteer to be crowd pumpers. The taught students the We Day dance, cheers and helped keep the crowd excited.
The biggest news of the day, for our club, was Natalie Kerhen's selection to speak to the 18,000 students attending. Natalie won the Unilever Award to attend action camp in Arizona this past summer. Her passion is the environment and wants to save the Monarch butterfly. We act is currently developing the Monarch Butterfly Project and hope to have an action plan ready in the near future.
This year we will continue to support an overseas initiative, the local food shelf, the leadership retreat and the family change program at Bluff View. You can help us with these projects by donating your unusable, stained, out of shape clothing and shoes. We also take rags, bedding, and towels. Theses items will go the NP Community in Rochester. They contract to have them recycled. We act will receive 10 cents per pound. We have receptacles outside the guidance office at the high school and out side of the principals office at Bluff View.