“FBLA members gain valuable experience in business roles. Community service is a valuable part of today’s businesses. This is strictly a service project to give back to the community,” explained Mrs. Strickland, FBLA supervisor.
With the volleyball team advancing on to state, there was some man power lost, but everyone was confident that they would get a lot of raking done.
“Although drive-by raking is fun, volleyball state is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I wouldn’t change it for the world,” commented Lauren Bergner.
Even with drive-by raking being a school-sponsored event, there are still memories that are made that students hold dear.
“My fondest memory from drive-by raking was when we were able to jump into the piles of leaves that we collected from the yards,” stated Courtney Yowell.
“Last year, the group I was in was invited into Tristen Hagar’s grandparents’ house for hot chocolate and cookies,” remembered Jared Horstmann.
There are even students who have participated in drive-by raking every year, like Hannah Kruse.
“Of course I will continue to participate! You get to hang out with your friends and do good for your community all while having fun!” exclaimed Maddie Fleer.
Drive-by raking is just something that the students at NHHS do to give back to the community. They are passionate about what they do, and they don’t let people down when they say they’re going to do something.
“It makes the community visually look better and lets others in the community know that someone cares,” said Zach Boehmer.
Drive-by raking welcomed in the new season with another successful event this year, and FBLA members are eagerly awaiting their opportunity to participate in drive-by raking next year as well.
-by Karissa Durbin