Service Fair is Success


Maggie Doheny

Juniors Maddie Landoch and Grace Jung represent Habitat for Humanity at the Service Fair.

Shelby Arnett and Maggie Doheny

Sacred Heart Academy hosted its annual Service Fair for the freshman and sophomore classes on Friday, Sept. 16.

The Service Fair gives upperclassmen a chance to showcase their passion of service to underclassmen and newcomers by creating informational poster boards and visuals about different agencies.

Sophomore Leah Goldberg, advocating the Episcopal Church Home, – a faith-filled community tending to the needs or senior citizens – was eager to get a jump on her service this summer.  Goldberg is excited about achieving the Service Honor Roll, requiring 20 hours above the minimum requirement for each grade level.

“I have 60 service hours so far,” Goldberg said.

On the positive benefits Sacred Heart students receive from their service work, Goldberg said,”Doing God’s work and giving back to those who have inspired us,”

As for freshmen with little service experience, Goldberg reassures these students, “Don’t be afraid to be yourself! Use your God-given talents to the best of your abilities.”

This pertains to all students at Sacred Heart: be yourself and utilize your talents! When it comes to service, one’s abilities may be the perfect fit for a nursing home patient or struggling elementary student.

Juniors Maddie Landoch and Grace Jung, Vice President and Secretary of Habitat for Humanity, are nothing short of professionals in the service field. Both Valkyries have been working with Habitat for Humanity since freshman year. This non-profit organization helps build homes for families and communities in need.

Landoch said, “It is very rewarding to see the finished product after all the hard work you put into it.”

Finally, several freshmen expressed their excitement for their upcoming service.

“I’m most excited to do good things for others just because I can,” Eliza Moorman said. “I plan to do service at the St. Mary Center; it will take me out of my comfort zone.”

Molly McGuire, freshman, has high hopes for her service work.

“I want to receive that gratification of knowing I have helped someone else and made a difference in their lives,” said McGuire.

Sacred Heart provides a multitude of service opportunities to fit any students’ desire. There is also the option to “DIY” a service project by the confirmation of Service Coordinator, Mrs. Cruthirds.

Overall, Sacred Heart services gives Valkyries a chance to explore their gifts and provides the opportunity to discover new ones.

As sophomore Sophie Burzynski said, “Service is great!”