This year, the entire tenth grade traveled upstate for Service Day. We went to a facility owned and operated by Scenic Hudson, and organization determined to clean up the Hudson River and keep its ecosystem preserved. While there, we did several jobs in order to improve the Scenic Hudson facility, and worked alongside many volunteers that worked for Scenic Hudson.
At the facility, I did several jobs. First, my advisory group shoveled gravel into wheel barrows, which we then dumped into various potholes along the drive way, which we would then even out into a flat surface. Next I took wheel barrows full of a plant species that was invasive to the area, which was moved from the drive way to a secluded location. At service day, I learned the importance of hard work and how valuable it can be to make a difference for a community.