Students from Souhegan High School were hard at work helping our veterans on Wednesday.
They spent a large chunk of their day helping with fall cleanup at the homes of Amherst veterans in honor of Veterans Day, which took place earlier this week.
A total of 65 SHS students raked leaves and cleaned up yards from 10am until 1:30 p.m. on a beautiful fall afternoon.
Amanda DelliColli, an English teacher a Souhegan, said that students at the high school have chosen this for a community service project for the past two years. Community service is a requirement to graduate in Amherst.
“We want kids to be active stewards of the nation and the globe,” said DelliColli. “This is putting that in action and showing the kids and the community that we value our veterans along with our mission statement and community service.”
Her advisory of nine students were working on the Monagle home on Amherst Street that afternoon. Phil and Rosemarie Monagle were glad to have the help and loved seeing the kids having fun.
“It is a tremendous help and we enjoy the kids, it is a blast,” said Phil Monangle as students worked outside. “They are doing a great job.”
Monangle served with the Navy in the Mediterranean during the Vietnam Era in the early 1960s.
This is the first year that they have had students help out with their yardwork. Rosemarie Monangle said it is a joy to have local students visit their home.