There was no need for students to catch their bus as schools were closed for Martin Luther King Jr. day. But, about 200 Metea Valley High School students still showed up to campus, bright and early, ready to use their day off to do good.
“Martin Luther King Jr. day to me is a day of service where we sort of ignore our own problems and help people with more substantial problems,” said Evan Lemberger.
Students headed out to ten different organizations including, the SciTech Museum in Aurora, and Loaves and Fishes Community Services right here in Naperville. Their day of service included helping paint benches and package goods for those in need.
“This is like a day where we put aside our own problems and come together as one whole to help out and help others and bring smiles to the world,” said Shruti Bharatia.
This is the fifth year Metea Valley has been bringing students together to honor the contributions of Dr. King, by making a difference themselves.
“We’re the most diverse school in district 204 and so we have a lot of cultures, creeds, races coming together everyday, 2,900 students. And, so we try and do events like this so we can celebrate our diversity and make it our strength,” Metea Valley’s Principal, Darrell Echols, said.
Uniting for a cause- by turning a day off… into a day of service.
Naperville News 17 Christian Canizal reports.
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