Middle School and High School Students are Hometown Heroes

(Whitewater Unites Lives submission) Whitewater Middle School Builders Club students and the Whitewater High School Key Club students are WUL Hometown Heroes “For providing a service to the community by raking leaves at the school, Lima Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery, several residents’ yards, Whitewater Congregational Church, Culver’s, Whitewater Islamic Center, and Rollie Cooper’s farm.”

Both the Builders Club and the Key Club are a part of the Whitewater Kiwanis Breakfast Club family.

Benjamin Holzem, Associate Principal of Whitewater Middle School, who organized the event said, “Builders Club provides our students with the opportunity of getting out into our community and serving others. We are finding that it promotes leadership and good citizenship among our students. From that perspective this program is absolutely invaluable. It also provides our community with the opportunity of witnessing the efforts of the great students we have at Whitewater Middle School. We are genuinely proud of them and their efforts.  Forty students, including 31 from the Middle School and 9 from the High School worked hard.”

Other projects planned for the group include:  they are working the Kiwanis Poinsettia pick-up at the Middle School on November 24, the Humane Society of Jefferson County on projects TBD (likely a rabbit habitat), painting a mural at Washington Elementary, participating in future Spaghetti Dinners and Kiwanis Pancake Breakfasts, and working with Circle K (the UW-W Kiwanis Club) on cards for residents at Fairhaven. The students will likely come up with other ideas as they go along.

Following are names of some of the students involved:

2020 Rake & Run Attendance Document
Friday , November 6th (7:30AM-4:00PM)
Student NameGrade
Alexa Arrendondo6
Josalyn Selby6
Brianna Valdez6
Abigale McGarey6
Payton Peacock6
Pamela LeQuire6
Emily Zeferino-Hernandez6
Rachel Breiseth7
Elora Wildermuth-Breitzman–WWUSD Student attending virtually7
Emmanuel Cansino-Pena7
Peyton Clark7
Lucy Davis7
Mya Graves-Koran7
Ava Hensen7
Jackson Repinski7
Daniela Valadez7
Lilly Huebanks7
Willow Vogelsang8
Alexia Virgo8
Odette Romero-Bustos8
Maritza Vidales8
Estefany Reyes8
Ariadna Gonzalez Cervantes8
Aimee Servin8
Jackie Franco8
Isabel Aranda8
Kaden Thorne–WWUSD Virtual Student9
Rayne Caughlin–WHS F2F Student9
Xander Jochims–WWUSD Virtual Student9

WUL (Whitewater Unites Lives) is a locally-focused civil and human rights group that works to connect the people in our community and to create opportunities for all people to learn and support each other in our common humanity.   

 Anyone who would like to nominate a local hero of any age should send their nomination, with a short description, to whitewaterunites@gmail.com 

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