Sauquoit Students Just before Thanksgiving, students from Sauquoit Valley High School spent two days at the soup kitchen helping to prepare and serve food and clean up the facility.

They were from Marisa Cardillo’s senior elective seminar, an English course.

“We create resumes in this class early in the year,” she said, “and I noticed that much of the service experiences revolve around putting in the time here, close to home, with many familiar faces.”

Sauquoit Students“I wanted to expose them to what it means to serve marginalized, often overlooked or forgotten groups within our greater community.”

So, in 2017, she reached out to the soup kitchen as well as a nursing home. Her class has been making an annual trip ever since.

“These two service trips are often some of my students’ favorite experiences in their senior year elective course. We continue to return because those we serve are so gracious, the volunteers we work with are so thankful, and my students consistently tell me every year how much they enjoy the opportunity.”

Sauquoit StudentsThe students who volunteered are:

  • Grace Barkett
  • Bella Canarelli
  • Amina Catic
  • Cheyenne Foley
  • Abby Gifford
  • Emma Hinman
  • Aaron Johnson
  • Alison JudwaySauquoit Students s
  • Olivia Kalil
  • Leah Larsen
  • Zach Latino
  • AnnaNoelle Lenard
  • Josh LoGalbo
  • Aiden McKenney
  • Anwaar Mojali
  • Joy Mozden
  • Sydney Nattress
  • Dawson Parry
  • Alex Peckhan
    Sauquoit Students
    Photos provided by Marisa Cardillo
  • Alyssa Price
  • Alex Roberts
  • Morgan Sica
  • Kirsten Shepherd
  • Geovanni Stoddard
  • Evan Weibel