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Students “Dish Out Kindness” and Give Back to the Community

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Antonella Aguero
Sophomore Balthasar Laemmli packages sandwiches alongside other students, to be delivered to Miami Rescue Mission and Homestead Soup Kitchen. Each student has their own individual role in the sandwich making event while bonding with teachers and peers.

On Feb. 28, students and teachers paused their usual advisory activities to take part in the “Dish Out Kindness” event. Student Government organized the event in an effort to give back to the community, donating the prepared sandwiches to Miami Rescue Mission and the Homestead Soup Kitchen

After two years, the Student Government, with the help of Activities Director Celina Sosa, hosted a past tradition that was known upon students to be “a good moment to do something good for the community” according to Sosa. Tables lined the atrium, covered with loaves of bread and jars of jelly and sun butter that were donated by the student body. The initial goal of making 2,000 sandwiches was not only surpassed, but doubled with a final total of 4,500 sandwiches. 

Faculty participate in sandwich making for “Dish Out Kindness”. According to Sosa, this event was brought back after two years because students and faculty enjoyed it in the past. “It was the first year I participated in making sandwiches. It was just like- I felt like the energy was so positive and then everybody just was having a great time working together, and getting to know different people. Having the chance to do something hands-on directly helps people in need,” Upper School Visual Arts Faculty & Department Chair Stacey Goldman said. (Antonella Aguero)

“I wanted this experience to be different — doing something selfless rather than going to an assembly. Something where we worked together as a community,” Sosa said. 

Due to the substantial student and faculty participation, the sandwich-making event will be a school tradition for the years to come according to Sosa. Students were able to immerse themselves in the activity designed to help the less fortunate, and were also given one community service hour for every four items donated. 

“I thought it was super fun how we were all working together and how smoothly things started to go once we got the hang of it. It was also really cool to see how many sandwiches we had made knowing they would benefit our community,” sophomore Balthsar Laemmli explained.

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Antonella Aguero
Antonella Aguero, Staff Writer
Antonella Aguero is a sophomore and a staff writer of “The Raider Voice”. This year, Antonella is looking forward to covering events that are going on in the community. She is a part of the softball team and is in the Achieve Miami Club. Antonella also enjoys watching movies and listening to music.

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