Recent Service Learning Highlights

Juniors Nick Arrowsmith, Zach Fales, and Ben Kyrillos ran a basketball camp for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders at Nativity Prep Academy in City Heights. Ben said, “It was a really unique experience because it was the first time in my life that I had ever been called ‘Coach.’” They have all played basketball for 10 years, so it made their experience especially valuable to give back to the community through the sport which has given so much to them. The three boys had an incredible time serving at this camp and hope they can do it again this summer.
 
Aidan Canino ’20 was recognized as a Super Service Student for his commitment to Starlings Volleyball Club. Starlings gives underprivileged girls who want to play club volleyball an opportunity to be on a team and compete against girls from all over California. Aidan is involved as a ref, a salesperson and a ticketer. Not only does he volunteer, but he got the whole Canino family involved. Aidan said that he really appreciates how respectful the girls are and that they are all good sports and teammates.
 
At the end of the first quarter, Caroline Reitz ’20 received the Super Service Award for her involvement with Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization that builds homes for low-income families. Through Habitat for Humanity, she painted homes in Logan Heights and built furniture in Habitat’s discount home improvement store. Reflecting on her experience, Caroline says “Habitat made me feel like I was immediately making an improvement in someone’s life.”
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The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.