Menchville High School FareShare Team's Work Recognized
Posted: June 21, 2021
FareShare, Menchville High School's Lead4Change Team, is one of six nationwide grand prize winners for their outstanding efforts to serve their school and the community. The Lead4Change Student Leadership Program awarded $10,000 to the Menchville team. The team will donate half of the prize to THRIVE Peninsula, and the school will use the remainder for the school's garden, food pantry, and other projects. In the last six years, the group has received $62,000 in award money that it shared with local non-profits.
The Lead4Change Student Leadership Program teaches students leadership lessons and skills. To participate in the award program, students use their leadership skills to develop a service project that addresses a need in their community.
The Menchville FareShare team led the "Take a Stand" student activism campaign to encourage students to advocate for a cause. The district-wide food drive raised $4000 and collected 2900 donated food items. The group also earned second place in this year's Youth Volunteer Corps Canstruction competition, and hosted a virtual talent show for Menchville students.
Participating students included: Sigrid Perkinson, Beth Ellis, Kailani Vera, Ashley Johnson, Melissa Zheng, Desiree Harrington, Leah Louk, Logan Taylor, Tera Ortega and Laura Beier.