McGuire’s Studium takes action
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Every year Mount Carmel students are invited to participate in an “Advent Action” food drive. Amongst studiums, there is a friendly competition around who can raise the most canned foods. The year, Mr. Matt McGuire’s Studium 004 brought in the most food, earning the right to deliver MC’s donation to the Maple-Morgan Park Food Pantry.
On Friday, November 30 the students in McGuire’s Studium gathered in the Student Center to box up the food and load the bus. Then, they took a drive to the Maple-Morgan Park Food Pantry, located at 11030 S. Longwood Drive.
According to McGuire, the students were excited to be given the task. “They take pride in the trip because it is the third year they have won.” Every student contributes in McGuire’studium, and some are extremely committed. Over the last two years they have received about 500 cans from just two students.
After unloading the MC bus at the food pantry, students assisted the staff by sorting all the different foods. They also helped to unload another truck without being asked. The additional help went a long way and the people working at the pantry were very appreciative. Meals were being distributed while the students were there, so they were able to see a direct result of their generosity.
At the end of the day, the students were tired, but felt good about their work.
“An opportunity like this is good,” according to McGuire, “and all teens should experience it.”
Advent is a great time for service, and along with the entire student body, McGuire’s Studium helped to impact those who are less fortunate.
Kristian Rokita grew up on the South Side in the Bridgeport neighborhood with two older brothers, Matt and Nick. Playing multiple sports including hockey,...