December 16, 2016

MASON, OH – Mars Hill Academy’s newly-formed student service group, the Highlander Council, has taken the lead in the school’s community service projects.  Comprised of thirteen volunteer students from ninth through twelfth grades, the group seeks ways to bless their community, especially during the holiday season.  In November and December, the students ran a shoebox drive for Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child program; collected winter scarves, mittens, gloves and hats to donate to the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Warren County; and packed 350 food bags for Childhood Food Solutions to be delivered to Cincinnati-area school children who need nourishing food over the Christmas break. 

“The Highlander Council students have done a tremendous job of finding meaningful projects, coordinating logistics, and spreading the blessings of service by getting other students involved,” said MHA Headmaster Dr. James Albritton.  “We decided last year to take our community service out of the hands of administration and put it into the hands of our student leadership.  With their energy and enthusiasm, they are accomplishing even more than in past years.”

Photo: Mars Hill Academy juniors Daniel Taylor of Liberty Township and Andrew Cunningham of Liberty Township helped pack 350 bags of nourishing food to be delivered to Cincinnati-area school children who may need food assistance over the Christmas Break.  MHA’s student-led service group, the Highlander Council, partnered with Childhood Food Solutions for the project.