It doesn’t matter where you go; whether it’s a job interview, a college application, or a first date, everybody likes to hear that you’re giving back. Here at Cedar Park High School, we like to go above and beyond with our community service. We offer many clubs like PALs, JROTC, KEY Club, Student Council and NHS that participate frequently in service projects.
Senior Aleksej Demjanski, an officer for NHS and Spanish Honor Society, said that Spanish Honor Society will be participating in the Austin Food Drive on Dec. 8 to gather canned foods for the less fortunate families in our local area.
“We do things that are exciting,” Demjanski said. “We’re going to go out and do things for the community, just giving back.”
In the spring, Spanish Honor Society plans to start a friendly competition amongst the clubs to raise school supplies for children in Peru. Supplies will be collected in class and shipped to Peru.
Spanish Honor Society isn’t the only club reaching out to other nations. KEY Club, a well-known club at Cedar Park, is participating in “Project Eliminate” to donate funds to give mothers and children around the world medical supplies to fight against tetanus. KEY Club also hopes to raise around $1500 to sponsor schools in India.
“I enjoy knowing that I made a difference in someone’s life that wasn’t mine,” senior Victoria Uribe, Lt. Governor of KEY Club, said.
Another group here at CPHS is the PALs, which is an elective course open to juniors and seniors that focuses on serving our community on a daily basis. PALs visit the local Alzheimer’s home, retirement home and elementary and middle schools every week. The clubs of Cedar Park joined together recently at Trunk-or-Treat, an annual event held in the CPHS parking lot.
“It gives kids a safe environment to have fun and get some candy,” junior Ethan Goldberg said.
To learn more about clubs giving back at Cedar Park, check out a club meeting. Spanish Honor Society meets Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. in room AW108 and 8:00 a.m on Wednesdays. KEY Club meets every Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. in S111.