Every year, the National Secular Student Alliance hears about amazing things that our students, affiliate groups, Secular Safe Zone Allies, and advisors are doing. When we see an individual or group doing something especially awesome, we present them with an Award for Outstanding Activism for their exemplary work.
We don't often get to highlight the awesome work that our high school affiliate groups are doing, so we're happy to shine the spotlight on the Lakeridge Secular Alliance at Lakeridge High School! Late last month, five members of the Lakeridge Secular Alliance (including their advisor!) volunteered at the Oregon Food Bank and organized damaged (but still usable) food from grocery stores into Healthy and Supplemental categories. They even worked efficiently enough to finish their shift an hour early! Great work, y'all!
This was their first volunteering event as a group. They managed to organize and pull it off during their winter break, no less!
"Everyone had fun and was happy to do some good work during their Winter Break. It was also a good way for us to spend time together as friends when we normally wouldn't," said Ethan Kirkham, Lakeridge Secular Alliance President. "I am sure the next time I organize volunteer work, they will be quick to sign up!"