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No Husky Helper Day? No Problem


Written By Kevin Moran and Riley Cronan |

Recently, word got out that there would be no Husky Helper Day for students at Morgan this year. This unfortunate cancellation is the result of 187 students who called out the day of the event last year instead of coming in and helping their town and community. This is truly a shame considering how many of us here at The Morgan School truly enjoyed going out and helping towns from Madison to Westbrook and especially in our hometown of Clinton. However, we at The Morgan School will not allow this cancellation to stop us from helping those in need, which is why we’re taking our time to specially recognize students in our school who go out of their way to take part in programs and events that help benefit the community.

People may not think about it, but there are plenty of students throughout our school who help the communioty in one way or another. Senior Jake Mastrioanni and Junior Catie LeMontague are both members of Student Leadership Society (SLS) which helps students become more independent as well as more effective leaders in the community. Local body builder Kellen Murray even finds time in her busy schedule to go to Apple Rehab and help the elderly with their everyday struggles.

There have been some very evident favorites from students here at The Morgan School which include mission trips involved with local churches as well as any soup kitchens that can be found within the community. Along with the idea of the mission trips is Habitat for Humanity, not only a program recognized in our community, but a program that has spread across the country and is even involved with the community service options for many colleges and universities. Senior Riley Cronan has participated in many Habitat for Humanity builds located in both Madison and New Haven. Riley has also become a member of groups such as Peer Advocates, Fantastic Friends, and Madison Cares. Clearly Riley is a great example for someone who truly cares for their community.

Another heavy hitter here at The Morgan School is senior A.J. Rai who has put in an astonishing 650 hours of community service at Yale New Haven Hospital. He also donated 150 bottles of laundry detergent and 50 drier sheets to his own laundry drive to help people who could not afford proper laundry supplies. The grand total of this fundraising effort was a whopping $150 all in coins. A.J. and Riley Cronan are Peer Advocates and have a great passion for helping the community in any way they can.

Through investigating community service in our school, we found a very wide range of projects being accomplished. From volunteering at soup kitchens to helping with the Special Olympics and everything in between, students here at The Morgan School have been showing, and will continue to show, a deep commitment to the community that we care so much about.

To check out some of the topics discussed in this article, follow these links: Habitat for Humanity , YNHH , and of course Jonathan’s Article

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  • V

    vuongtruong12Apr 23, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Great article! I think if we still don’t have Husky Helper, we can make a group and help people doing stuff outside.

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    mmcdermott2014Apr 22, 2014 at 8:41 am

    I think this really shows that students here actually care! Im glad that not having Husky Helper Day isnt affecting the truly good people that go to school here.

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    jonahmorelloApr 21, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Interesting article! It is a shame Husky Helper day was cancelled, but it is great to see the school community doing other services outside of one day out of the entire year. Community service is a great way to be involved within the community!

  • K

    kadriscoll2014Apr 20, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Love this article, its a shame that Husky Helper Day was cancelled, but this was a very well written article. All these people are really pivotal in the growth of the community here.

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    thatkidajraiApr 12, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Interesting article! I enjoyed reading and understanding the situation

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    dahlberg32Apr 11, 2014 at 10:48 am

    I liked how you incorporated multiple places where students help out the community. It goes to show that even without Husky Helper Day one can still volunteer their time and efforts. I would have liked to see quotes from the students you interviewed about what they liked about volunteering.