Bucyrus High School students giving back to community Dec 6

Students in the Bucyrus High School Leadership Seminar class will participate in the Candlelight Christmas festivities from 5-7 p.m. in downtown Bucyrus Thursday, Dec 6. The students will be handing out Christmas cutout cookies and hot chocolate, as well as helping younger children make a Christmas ornament craft.

“The (Community Service) committee decided to participate in the Candlelight Christmas because it was an opportunity for the community to see Bucyrus High School students being involved with the town and letting people know that BHS students care and want to give back,” Leadership Seminar class participant Jordan Whitmore said. The students will be located in front of First Federal Community Bank in downtown Bucyrus.

Whitmore’s classmate, Micah Graves, enjoys serving his community. Being born and raised in Bucyrus, Graves takes great pride in his hometown. “Bucyrus has served my needs and giving back to the town that has shaped me into the person I am today is a great privilege. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.”

The Bucyrus City School District Food Service department is making the Christmas cutout cookies. The Community Service Committee, comprised of 18 BHS students, will spend time decorating the cookies prior to the event Dec. 6.

“We thought about what we could do at Candlelight Christmas to attract people to our table, and a drink to warm them up seemed like the perfect idea on a cold night,” Committee member Tyler Bishop said. “The crafts will be there for younger kids, and we will be giving out candy canes with athletic schedules attached to inform the community of events at Bucyrus High School.”

This is the first of several community service projects being planned by the Leadership Seminar class at Bucyrus High School. Future projects will involve all students as Bucyrus Secondary School, with some of the projects focused on the school district.

“I am very proud of the students in the Leadership Seminar class,” Secondary School Principal Dr. Mark Burke said. “They have taken the initiative for this project from beginning to end and is a shining example of the great kids we have in the Bucyrus City School District.”