Community Service at Cradles to Crayons
Dana Hall teaches their students the motto "Amor Caritas", love and caring, and I have demonstrated my love and caring through community service. I've been introduced to Cradles to Crayons, a nonprofit organization in Brighton supplying clothing and toys to children who are homeless or living in low-income situations. I've been going to C2C every Wednesday for two years now because it is a truly rewarding experience; the feeling you get when you finish a shift just makes you want to go back to help out some more. My favorite part of this experience is reading the letters from the children who receive these supplies; the time you put in to make a kid pack really impacts a child's life. We are fortunate for everything we have, so it's nice to take a break from work to help people who are less fortunate.
There are so many places on campus that I love to be in, but Common Ground beats them all. Common Ground is where we have Step Sing, a really fun tradition, where we can go to grab a quick snack, and just to hang out. Whenever I want to take a break from studying, I make my way over to Common Ground because there is always someone you can hang out with there. Common means normal, popular, traditional; that's what Common Ground is.
Since I've been going to Dana since 6th grade, I have many experiences and memories engraved in me, but the most memorable thing that I will never forget as long as I live is my class. These people have been my best friend, a shoulder to cry on, a good laugh, and a whole lot of love. My classmates are not classmates, they are my sisters; we are one big family. The people you meet here complete the Dana experience. When senior year comes around, I don't know how I'm going to be able to leave my family; they'll always be on my mind.