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The National Charity league works with mothers and daughters to support the community

Students’ participation in the National Charity league not only helps the community but also improves their character as they are exposed to different cultures
By Maddie Martin
As a part of the nominating committee, sophomore Kyndal Geis and her mother Brittney Geis discuss board positions for next year Saturday, March 30. Each year a group of girls is selected to help choose jobs for their class. These jobs help meetings and volunteering run smoothly

Sophomore Kyndal Geis and senior Alli Gervais have found a new way to involve themselves in a multitude of activities and community service through an association called the National Charity League. The mother-daughter organization assists many companies with community service and philanthropy.

Kyndal’s mother Brittney Geis, one of the grade level advisors, describes what the club is and what its motives are.

“[It] is for mothers and daughters to spend time together, serving our three pillars: leadership, cultural awareness and philanthropy,” Brittney said. “The girls apply in sixth grade and then they serve until 12th grade. Our goal is to give back to the community. We have approximately 15 partnering philanthropies and that changes year to year.“

The club follows a parliamentary style of meetings. Sophomore Kyndal Geis describes what the meetings are like and the structure of the meetings.

It’s made me a better person because I’ve gotten to see [different cultures while] volunteering. I’ve also made a lot of new friends that I would have never met if I hadn’t done it.

— Senior Alli Gervais

“We have grade level meetings and meetings throughout the whole organization each month,” Kyndal said. “We have an agenda that we go through for the following month and what we need to accomplish. Everyone has their own position, like a president and secretaries, so they all have different roles.”

Senior Alli Gervais details some of the volunteering opportunities that the club has brought her and other students. 

“[I have a few] favorite volunteerings that we do,” Gervais said. “I go to shadow buddies a lot, and there’s multiple different things to do: like ironing clothes for dolls, painting on things, or making clothes for dolls. I’ve also done Happy Bottoms and dropped off cookies at the firehouse.”

With so many volunteering opportunities there are many benefits this club can bring students. Senior Alli Gervais comments on how this club has improved her character.

“It’s made me a better person because I’ve gotten to see [different cultures while] volunteering,” Gervais said. “I’ve also made a lot of new friends that I would have never met if I hadn’t done it. I’ve also gotten to do a lot of stuff with my mom, so it’s made me closer to my mom.”

Overall, the National Charity League can be helpful towards students because of the exposure to people different from themselves.

“[By] serving the community we are exposing [the girls] to [different] cultures and areas that are unfamiliar and trying to get them outside of their Johnson County lives as well as preparing them for leadership opportunities,” Brittney said.

By Hailey Perrin
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Barron Fox
Barron Fox, JagWire reporter/photographer
This is sophomore Barron Fox’s first year on the JagWire staff. He is looking forward to learning more in depth about designing, writing and photography. He is also involved with the musical, the play, Model UN, Youth for Refugees, debate, forensics and 4H. Barron enjoys hanging out with friends, gaming and cleaning. Barron is currently working at Pegah’s as a host and loves it! Barron is excited about this upcoming year and being a part of the JagWire staff.
Hailey Perrin
Hailey Perrin, JagWire reporter/photographer
This is junior Hailey Perrin’s second year on the JagWire staff. She is looking forward to another year of designing and some more exploring in writing and photography. Outside of the newspaper room she enjoys traveling, anything creative and photography. If she is not doing one of those things she will be with her friends having the time of her life.
Maddie Martin
Maddie Martin, JagWire reporter/photographer
This is sophomore Maddie Martin’s first year on the JagWire staff. She is looking forward to writing and taking pictures for the JagWire. She is on the golf team and is a part of Relay for Life. Outside of school she volunteers with National Charity League. She spends her free time hanging out with her friends and family, listening to music and watching sports.  

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