Juniors shovel out the service at Jefferson Barracks


Mackenzie Williams (11) uses her shovel to disperse some mulch at Jefferson Barracks park. Williams was the only girl among various boys to attend JB as her service learning project.

Another of Oakville High School’s senior service learning projects consisted of a visit to Jefferson Barracks park to beautify the landscape on Thursday, May 2. Unlike some other service projects, students who visited JB park worked outside from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The students, all juniors, arrived at Jefferson Barracks park to be greeted by shovels, wheelbarrows and a large truck full of mulch. They spent the day in teams that filled in mulch around the trees throughout the park. Although they did not think it the most “fun” senior service project, they appreciated the chance to leave school and spend a day at the park outside.

Austin Wesolich (11) said he appreciated the chance to “give support to the soldiers.”

One junior, Mackenzie Williams , was the only girl who signed up for this activity. “I like being [at] or going to parks,” she said.

Despite the students’ motives for going to their Service Learning, they made an impact in the community, especially at Jefferson Barracks park, that many can appreciate.