PAWS, freshman class show community support
Medomak Valley High School’s PAWS (Peers Assisting With Sincerity) took the lead, along with the freshman class of 2016, to help the local community by donating $100 from the proceeds of the traditional orientation dance held Aug. 31 to the Waldoboro Food Pantry.
Each year Freshman Orientation is largely carried out by the more than 50 PAWS — juniors and seniors — that organize activities to help make the freshman transition to high school as smooth and friendly as possible.
PAWS also organizes School Spirit Week, to be held Sept. 17-21, leading to Homecoming Weekend. There are dress-up theme days throughout the week, with class competitions for students, hallway decorating, floats, singing the school song, and this year, spare change collections in homerooms, with the goal of collecting enough money to send checks to all five food banks in the five towns that make up SAD 40/RSU 40. During the year PAWS members also mentor, tutor and conduct anti-bullying workshops at the district’s elementary schools.
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