Hurricane Harvey left tragedies amongst many families in Texas. Their homes, belongings, job occupations, along with many schools were destroyed. The students of East Hamilton’s Leadership club recognized this disaster and decided to make an effort in impacting the victims’ lives.
Essie Mosley, a fellow cheerleader at East Hamilton, is a part of the Leadership team that helped create and organize the “Stuff-the Truck” event. ““Stuff-the-Truck” is basically this event that Leadership came up with to help the Hurricane Harvey victims. We teamed up with a school in Texas and asked the students of East Hamilton to donate different kinds of supplies for the Texas school such as food, paper towels, and other miscellaneous items.” said Mosley when interviewed about the ongoing affair.
When asked about what impact Essie Mosley thought “Stuff-the-Truck” would have on the students of East Hamilton as well as the people from Texas, she stated, “I feel like this is a great way for students of East Hamilton to come together as a community and do something good for a really bad thing that happened. Even though the effects of Hurricane Harvey were massive, I think that even the smallest donations could help. I am really proud to be in the Leadership club and I am more than happy to be playing a part now because of what they are trying to do for the people affected by this tragedy.”
I questioned Mosley asking if she enjoyed participating in Leadership and if she would advocate this club to other students trying to be involved. She replied with, “I love being a part of Leadership. I always wanted to do it before [I was a senior] but I never took the opportunity to join. I feel like I am getting a big sense of volunteer and community service work. This club makes me feel proud to have joined and I would definitely recommend this club to lower classmen. This club is a great way to be involved in your school, it builds leadership skills, and you are able to have an impact on doing good service for your community and others.”
It is Essie Mosley’s last year at East Hamilton, when the question was raised about what footprint she would like to make and what she would encourage her fellow students to do when she leaves her senior year, she announced, “Honestly, I just want to make sure that everyone knows to be true to themselves. I would encourage my classmates to be involved and try out for school clubs to have a good experience in your high school years. You need to stay positive and have fun in high school.” I think we can all take that advice from Mosley and contribute to the East Hamilton community, but also have fun while doing so.
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