Dolly Parton once stated, “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then you are an excellent leader.” At Fallbrook High School, the ASB is trying to grow leaders that are willing to serve others and leave a legacy. This week, a new tradition at the school has begun and it is called Legacy Week. It is all about giving back to the community and the school and hopefully creating leaders that will leave a legacy as they go on in life.
The week began with a Service Rush Day when community service organizations and non-profits came to the school to find volunteers. Habitat for Humanity, American Cancer Society, REINS, Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce, and Fallbrook Food Pantry were just a few of the groups present. The day went well and many students signed the “I Pledge to Serve” sign. The atmosphere was fun-filled and many students grasped the opportunities before them to truly leave a legacy.
On Tuesday, cards for the troops were the activity and it was also a great success. Wednesday, December 2, was Clean the School Day and there was a massive trash pick up parade. The week will finish off with a campus beautification day on Thursday, a pancake breakfast on Friday and FHS Making a Difference Day on Saturday.
On Friday, the pancake breakfast is open to the public in the FHS bowl for $5. The breakfast will be worked by the service clubs and ASB and all the proceeds go directly to the 2k4 Kids Foundation. Pancakes, sausage, fruit, and drinks will be served from 6:15 to 7:15 a.m.
On Saturday, FHS will team up with Save our Forest to plant 13 new trees at the high school. The ASB and various students will partake in this activity starting at 8 a.m. All students are welcome to attend. There will also be work at the Pico Promenade following the tree planting. FHS students will truly make a difference on and off the campus.
During this week there is one more activity called the Pasta for Pennies program. It teams up Fallbrook High School, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Olive Garden. FHS students are raising money to battle leukemia and the class that raises the most money gets a catered lunch. The students have aspirations of raising over $5,000. This program kicked off on Wednesday, November 25 at Albertson’s Market.
In conclusion, the Fallbrook ASB appreciates all those who donated to this great week. Stay tuned for more updates on money raised and people impacted. Bill Gates stated, “The future is not an inheritance, it is an opportunity and an obligation.” Fallbrook High has left a legacy to the future and now it is up to the students to continue this legacy because it is our obligation to serve and help others.
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