Benjamin Logan holds Raider Community Care Day


Submitted by Sally Stolly

Students from Benjamin Logan High School devoted the majority of their day on Wednesday to supporting their communities and learning how they can help others with their time and talent.

Through this service to others, students realized that they are a vital part of something bigger, feeling ownership in their communities and taking action to make a positive difference. Some students and teachers are already talking about doing a community service day again in the spring or next fall.

Whether it was washing windows or restocking a food pantry or raking leaves and pulling weeds, no job was too big or too small for the students at BLHS. Students united in Belle Center, West Mansfield, Rushsylvania, Zanesfield, and around the school campus to put on their contributor hats. Teaching students to exercise civic responsibility through volunteering their time and talent to help others has been a pillar of importance at Benjamin Logan High School throughout the years.

“Giving back helps set your place in the world and is a big part of building character. In the larger scheme of things, the Benjamin Logan teachers want students to realize that their actions impact more than just themselves,” said Sally Stolly, Director of Administrative Services.

Dr. Brian Powderly, Principal of BLHS was able to make it to each of the community sites and was moved and uplifted by the faculty and kids he feels blessed to serve. In a message to the staff, Powderly said, “Well done! I know it took many pivots to get to today. I do remain convinced it was a great way to model service. Kudos to the staff and our students, bus drivers, food service workers, custodians, and support staff. It took all of us.”

The Rushsylvania United Methodist Church and Zanesfield United Methodist Church along with the high school kitchen staff generously provided lunches for the volunteers.