Junior class attends annual service fair

The junior class attended the annual service fair Sept. 28 in the commons to visit with people from different agencies.


A representative from Operation Breakthrough talks to juniors Olivia Thomas and Caitlin Lester about what their agency does. photo by Mary Massman

by Mary Massman, Lifestyles Editor

The annual service fair was held in the commons Sept. 28 for the junior class. Juniors could attend anytime between period one and period four.

The service fair is an opportunity for juniors to talk to representatives from service agencies and learn more about them. In the spring, the junior and senior classes will volunteer for a week to go and serve at their chosen service agency.

The service fair was facilitated by campus minister Andrea Essner. Essner feels that the service fair is a good way to get informed on important community service.

“Here at St. Teresa’s our mission is around love of dear neighbor,” Essner said. “When [the students] get to know these service agencies, and the people at the agencies, they really have an opportunity to love the dear neighbor in a different way. When they serve the community, they get to open their eyes to bigger things.”

Juniors also value meeting the various service agencies at school. Junior Audrey Giersch is grateful for this event because it gives her a better way to learn more about the agencies.

“It’s important because we get exposure to the service agencies,” Giersch said. “Meeting the people is probably a better experience than just looking at something online.”