Last year Student Council President, Lily Fullford worked with staff member Stacey Beaulieu to start a tradition called The Viking Day of Giving. Lily’s original thought was to have groups of Triton students go out and volunteer in the community, yet ultimately the decision was made to stay focused on things that could be done on the high school campus. The initiative was started with the hope to promote volunteerism, school spirit, and Viking pride.
Last year over 100 students, 20 staff and several community members participated in the day. Three classrooms were painted, a number of walls that were not school colors were painted to columbia blue, brag boards were added to exhibit students’ excellent work, two English teacher’s doors were painted their favorite book cover and photos were hung of Athletics and Visual and Performing Arts. The work done was simple and small in scale, but it made an immediate impact when the student body returned to school on Monday.
The first Viking Day of Giving was a success. Countless students remarked about how much they liked walking down a hall with Triton colors, seeing pictures of their teams and friends on display and many asked how they could help next time.
The second annual Viking Day of Giving will be Saturday, March 7 and we hope to make the same impact. Volunteers will continue painting some of the walls that are currently not our school colors and we will add a school/building timeline on the wall heading from the office to the cafeteria behind the auditorium. We are gathering more pictures to hang throughout the building and working with an English teacher to paint another classroom door.
These are ambitious projects and it will take a lot of volunteers. The Student Council is again asking the student body, along with faculty and staff, to volunteer to help. We will need community volunteers, as well. On Friday, March 6 we will have a small group after school 11:30 – 4:00 to do the prep work. On Saturday, March 7 we will run a morning and an afternoon crew to get it all done.
Thank you for your consideration of this Student Council initiative. Please contact Stacey Beaulieu, for additional information or if you wish to join this initiative in any way. [email protected]