As the school year ends, following are some of the accomplishments coming from the high school students, as noted in a letter from Amherst Together:
People of Color United (POCU) members joined 1,500 volunteers to help revitalize 62 homes for Springfield residents;
Refugees In Distress club (RDC) organized an assembly to raise awareness and educate the community about the plight of refugees;
Black Lives Matter (BLM) held two assemblies featuring the history of BLM, performances, and small group discussions;
Best Buddies club hosted several events to bring awareness to the isolation of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities;
Community Service Club hosted an annual Red Cross Blood Drive in April, where 74 students and 10 staff members donated blood. 37 pints were collected, setting a record with the most since 2011.
A French-Francophone Dinner explored various aspects of French and Francophone cultures from France to West Africa;
African Scholars Program shared its experiences of living with families during its recent exchange trip to Senegal and The Gambia;
At the South East High School Campus, a $7,500 AEF grant provided students an opportunity to construction a greenhouse for hands-on education in sustainable gardening and food production.