Third Lead2Feed Assembly Encourages Students to Take Charge of Change

Third Lead2Feed Assembly Encourages Students to Take Charge of Change

Laura Madler, Staff Writer

The Menchville Class of 2020 was called to action in this month’s Lead2Feed seminar on Wednesday morning.

In this third Lead2Feed session, English teacher Allison Nuckols and Activities Director Pete Mercier focused on the significance of leadership and service in the community, and the link between them. When discussing these topics, Nuckols described a great leader as “someone who’s involved.”

“Leaders take time to look around their community and see how they can fix it,” Nuckols continued, stressing the important connection between leadership and service. Students of the class of 2020 were urged to step up as leaders and make a difference in the world.

Still, Nuckols and Mercier admitted that taking charge of change is not always easy, especially with issues as large as hunger.There are 46.7 million people  living in poverty in the U.S. alone, and 15.5 million of those Americans are children under the age of 18. However, Menchville students should not be discouraged by the staggering statistics. Instead, they are urged to find ways to help locally.

“What is one small thing that you can do to affect positive change in your community?” Nuckols asked of the Freshmen Class.

Responses from the students varied, ranging from getting involved in local government to helping with food drives. This activity led students in the seminar to realize that no contribution is too small or insignificant.

“Do what you can with what you have,” Nuckols said. “However small positive change is, it is still positive change.”