If you happen to see some high school students helping the little ones during Trick or Treat on the Square Oct. 31, they likely are members of a LaRue County High School organization built upon serving others.
“The mission of the LCHS Community Volunteer Service (CVS) Club is twofold: to instill in our youth a sense of community and help them to see the importance of serving the community, and to help our LCHS students in obtaining volunteer hours which are important for scholarship opportunities and college admission,” explained the club’s sponsor, Marsha Duncan, the school district’s youth service center coordinator.
Volunteering is not a requirement for graduating, according to Duncan, but many colleges when admitting applicants look at how involved high school graduates have been in volunteering and community activities.
“Also, so many scholarships have community service criteria. The YSC feels this is a great way we can help our students transition into college and careers,” she added.
CVS students have served the community for the past 18 years. Club goals for this year are to have at least a combined total of 700 volunteer hours club wide, to be active in community events, and to complete a new group project by the spring.
In addition to providing trick or treat assistance, the 40 members volunteered at the Tour de LaRue bike ride and will be helping with the Kelly Dean Sanders fundraiser during the holidays.
This year’s officers, all seniors, are Whitley Duncan, president; Peyton Gardner, vice president; Brigitte Skaggs, secretary; and Trevor Sanders, treasurer.