By Stephanie Turner
Mineral Springs Middle School
The Mineral Springs Middle School Builders Club is a service club that has been sponsored by the Twin City Kiwanis Club since 1995. The club does community service projects within the school and the community as well as two with a global perspective.
Within the school, club members provide tokens of appreciation for teachers and staff, assist teachers with projects and chores, and provide information about current issues. The club participates in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County CROP Walk to raise money to fight hunger, helps with the Kiwanis Club Pancake Jamboree, and sponsors a week of activities to raise money for The Eliminate Project, a program to fight maternal and childhood tetanus. The club also offers students a chance to develop leadership skills through hearing guest speakers, by taking on leadership roles in the club.
On Tuesday, Oct. 31, the Builders Club collaborated with the kindergarten teachers at Mineral Springs Elementary to read to the young students in the media center after school. Led by Ms. Mariah Fulton and Ms. Aargaard-Eperson, the middle school students chose books for the kindergartners, and provided snacks for all.
Ms. Fulton stated that the Builders Club members are “learning to serve in excellence,” and noted that there were 13 participants at the event.
Mineral Springs Middle School Builders Club is looking forward to many more community projects this year, and will continue to work to making our community a better place to live!
|Principal Debra Gladstone and Pallas Purvis|