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Students take time out to serve others

Saints baseball players volunteered at Pike Lake Elementary.

Saints baseball players volunteered at Pike Lake Elementary.

Students took the day off from classes Wednesday to read to children and help with literacy projects, lobby legislators in St. Paul, and prepare and deliver meals to the less fortunate. It was all part of another successful Community Day effort, an event that demonstrates the College's commitment to the people of the Twin Ports.

St. Scholastica student volunteers read to children at St. James Catholic School and at the Homecroft Elementary School Key Zone after school program. They performed a variety of volunteer tasks at other schools, including Duluth Edison Charter School Northstar Academy, Great Lake Elementary School in Superior, and St. John's School.

Meanwhile, St. Scholastica's first-year students carried out "Thanksgiving in the Spring" by preparing and delivering thousands of meals to local agencies and individuals in need.

During St. Scholastica Day at the Capitol, a delegation of 33 students met with their legislators to advocate for the Minnesota State Grant program. About one-third of all undergraduate students at St. Scholastica receive funding from this program.

The day's activities were covered by local TV stations, including the Fox affiliate, KBJR, and WDIO.

Thanks to all who volunteered!

Also Wednesday, the College held a diversity mapping forum. The program featured a progress report from the firm Halualani & Associates, which is studying the College's current initiatives on diversity and inclusivity. About 35 people from the College and the community attended the event, which was covered by the local media.