Bulldogs Give Back

Rigo Reyes, Design Editor

One day out of the year students take time out of their day to give back to those who have enriched their high school experience. The Day of Service has become one of RB’s most admirable traditions and has had an exponential increase in membership every year since its start in 2005.

This year the Day of Service will be on Saturday ,October 17th. The Day of service gives students the opportunity to help out the community with their friends and peers.

The event was organized by Interim-Principal Tim Scanlon, Student Association sponsor Angela Ziola, and social studies teacher Cara Gallagher.

The students will meet at the cafeteria at 9:00 a.m. and participants will be split up into groups and sent out to work on jobs around the community. Some of the volunteer work includes, cleaning up local areas, cleaning the zoo woods, minor landscaping, painting and volunteering at the British Home, and helping senior citizens with odd jobs around their homes.

The day volunteer projects will conclude by 12:00 p.m in the student cafeteria. All volunteers are welcomed to meet in the cafeteria in order to celebrate their contributions to the community with food and drinks.

Sign ups for the Day of Service were on September 6-8 throughout all of the lunches. The number of student’ who volunteered for the activity greatly increased from last year and previous years. Last year around 365 students volunteered for the event and this year about 575 students signed up.

Gallagher believes that students have embraced the opportunity to give back and help others. “The only reason we have such a good school is because of the community and their support for the students. It’s really great that we have set aside a day where students show their appreciation to their community,” said Gallagher.

Expectations are high for this year’s Day of Service and students and teachers are hoping that they can make a difference. “Last year when the Day of Service was over, the student’s impact on the community was very visible. I hope that this year we can do the same thing but on a greater scale,” said Ziola.