Drama and Vocal Sterling Scholar and Price City Youth Council member Emma Holm took the podium at last week’s Carbon School Board meeting to ask the board for approval of two separate service projects.
According to Holm’s, the Price City Youth Council has decided to organize a hygiene collection for December and January. The youth council plans to set up toilet drop-off points around town for community members to donate. Holm was asking the board for permission to place drop boxes at Carbon High School, as well as Mont Harmon and Helper Middle Schools.
“We think it would be a good place for people to donate and a good way for kids in the community to get involved in helping others,” Holm said.
After the hygiene products are donated, they will be collected and distributed in Carbon Caring for Kids kits for January and February.
Holm’s second public comment involved a fundraiser hosted by Sterling Scholars to raise funding and awareness for Carbon High School’s hygiene and clothing closet.
Holm and Social Sciences Sterling Scholar Elizabeth Blackburn proposed a fundraiser to increase funds for the closet by hosting a dodgeball tournament in mid-January.
“We think it’s another way to help the school community, but have fun while doing it,” Holm said.
The two sterling scholars planned to create a clothes closet for Carbon High School, but after taking the idea to their counselor, they were informed that there is already a clothes closet. Unfortunately, it does not see much success due to lack of publicity and funds.
“We get donations of clothes, but they’re usually old and we don’t have all the sizes we need, so we thought it would be better to buy new,” Blackburn said.
The two service projects were discussed only during the public comment section of the meeting and were not on the agenda, leaving the board without any action required. However, council members agreed to support both projects and pointed Holm in the right direction to approve the flyers.