Westminster Gives Back

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While many in this country were focused on the historical inauguration last Friday, the attention of many Westminster students and faculty was elsewhere.
Westminster College held a service project on January 20th, where they invited elementary students from the South Salt Lake area. “The groups of students and staff supervised children who prepared hygiene kits for homeless individuals and families. Children also spent time working with the American Red Cross to write letters to service members stationed abroad,” said Ryan Morgan of the Deseret News as he described the events that took place on Friday.
The project was done partly in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The intent was to celebrate his ideals of service, equality, and diversity. Another part of the project was to encourage the “college-going culture”. They want to help young children see what college is like. “It’s a great experience for kids to come to college and learn,” said Elias Cisneros, an elementary school student who helped make cards for service men and women.
Seventy students, faculty, and staff members organized the nearly one hundred and eighty students into groups to complete the various service projects.

Mary Heaton was born and raised in St. George, Utah and graduated from Pine View High School in the spring of 2016. Growing up in St. George, she had the opportunity to visit Zion National Park often. This allowed her to develop an appreciation for the beautiful outdoors. She has also been very interested in history and writing. In high school, she was fortunate to be in business clubs and classes that introduced her to the political world. Once Mary finishes her associates degree here at Snow College, she intends to transfer to Weber State to study political science.

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