SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP —
“That was the hardest part,” said Rinehardt. He explained that the whole process was relatively easy compared to other things he has done, mostly because of the overwhelming support from the other faculty and students. He felt that it was an important step for Lakeside since Lakeside, as well as any high school in a community, should be a role model, a good influence on the community.
“That, and it’s just the right thing to do,” said Rinehardt. Since starting the program, the organization of it has fallen to Ramona Kendzerski, a special education teacher, and her students. They maintain the program by making sure that every teacher has a recycling box in their room, emptying the recycling boxes daily and transporting the trash to the pickup area.
Lakeside students are stepping up to the plate in community service, and in turn, motivating others to do the same. Hopefully, these programs will continue to grow and continue to be a positive influence on the community and its inhabitants.