Bonduel students from left: McKenzie Wollenberg, Mandi McClone, Isaac Boldt show off their staining skills while helping at the Shawano Co. Park
On Wednesday, high school students from Bonduel took part in an annual community service day where they went out into the community and volunteered their time. There were numerous avenues students could choose to spend their time, but many chose to help at the Shawano County Park, where they completed a variety of tasks.
“Today we’ve been cleaning out fire pits and now we’re raking leaves, trimming the bushes up a little bit,” said sophomore Parker Bohm. “It feels good to help out the community. We’re out here for a good cause and we’re just doing everything we can to help.”
“It’s actually a lot of fun,” said freshman Sidney Rusch. “It’s a great experience. I hope we continue doing the community service day as we get older.”
Students weren’t the only ones enjoying their time outdoors and being out of the classroom. Shawano County Park Ranger John Martin says this is a day he looks forward to every year and his experiences in working with the students.
“What they accomplish in one day would take us probably two weeks to do with the small staff we have,” said Martin. “All of the kids are very, very work friendly and they do a fantastic job.”
Overall, the annual day has received a lot of positive feedback from students, their supervisors, and others that they work with. It’s an opportunity for them to learn a few new skills outside of the classroom and for a variety of good causes.
“It’s nice not having to sit inside all day and do homework,” said McKenzie Wollenberg.
“Especially when it’s starting to get warm out and you’re looking forward to summer, it’s nice to get outdoors,” Mandi McClone added.
Other students from Bonduel High School chose to volunteer around parks in Bonduel, Cecil Golf Course, Navarino Nature Center, helping with roadside cleanup, among other locations.