Wilton High seniors volunteer at schools

Hours before Wilton High School’s annual Senior Picnic, 32 seniors participated in the annual Senior Service Morning on Tuesday, June 3.

“It’s an opportunity for our seniors to give back as they contemplate their exit and the end of their time here at Wilton High School,” Superintendent Gary Richards said at the Board of Education’s June 12 meeting.

From 9:10 to noon, students of the 2014 class volunteered their services at Middlebrook, Cider Mill and various departments of the high school.

Five seniors at Middlebrook and two at Cider Mill helped teachers with some end-of-the-year details and organization.

Three seniors helped the high school’s math department organize files and math classrooms.

Ten seniors volunteered to help the high school’s art department with cleaning and inventory in the ceramic closet, photo and supply room, computer room and fashion room.

Two students helped the world language department decorate a classroom.

Four students alphabetized young adult novels by title in the Wilton High School reading classroom and two helped the English department with filing and decor organization.

Dr. Richards said the turnout of student volunteers this year was “a little bit smaller in number than in previous years.”

The reason for this, he said, is partly due to the high school’s growing internship program.

“Our internship program has grown to the point where 90% of our students were involved in internships and weren’t able to participate,” said Dr. Richards.

“The high school is going to look at how they structure this in the future and maybe work out alternative opportunities for service that maybe occur at a slightly different time.”