The Lower Merion High School buildOn community team recently gathered to celebrate 61 members who surpassed the prestigious "100 Hours of Service" milestone in a special ceremony in the Large Group Instruction (LGI) room. buildOn officers Sarah McConnell, Lily McClendon, Gina Golden, Anna Goodman, Allyson Greenberg and Robbie Zorc, along with Principal Sean Hughes, presented this year's honorees with a certificate to commemorate their outstanding achievement in front of their fellow club members.
Last year, 309 buildOn members provided a club record 12,474 hours of service through more than 100 projects, including tutoring at Bethel Academy; delivering food to families-in-need; cleaning and beautifying local parks; working with shelter children; feeding the homeless; volunteering their time with The Hearth, American DanceWheels, Emily's Entourage, the Buonicanti Fund and JCHAI; supporting community events; and much more.
The LMHS buildOn Trek Program has also raised more than $440,000 to build a total of six schools in Taverne, Menard and La Civette, Haiti; Jokaiya, Nepal; Las Brisas, Nicaragua; and Samuel Luckwa, Malawi. This year's Trek Team, which will be returning to Nepal to construct another school with a community-in-need, will be announced on October 29.
To learn more about the LMHS buildOn community team, click here.