Southwestern Academy students earned Community Service Hours
Southwestern students had a day at the beach this past Saturday. It wasn’t the typical day of frolicking and fun. Instead, students worked to earn community service hours. Over 600 students from local colleges and others from high school (Southwestern) collected over 700 pounds of trash from Huntington Beach. Each Southwestern student was given protective gloves and a bag and instructed to help clean up the beach. Students earned six hours of community service time for their efforts, but more importantly, they earned a lot of respect. People recognize Southwestern students for going above and beyond and helping make their local and surrounding community a better place. After the cleanup students were treated to lunch by the beach. The weather was beautiful and students sat outside while eating lunch with a sense of satisfaction. More than a few students commented that the food tasted great. Perhaps the students appreciated the meal because they worked for it.