SCA Manchester 2012 celebrated their achievements and commitment to volunteer work on Saturday, October 13, 2012 in a ceremony in the Winchell Room of the Manchester City Library.
The ceremony began with a meet and greet over pizza and beverages and moved into a video recapping all of the volunteer work that was been performed between February and September. From every hitch and every Saturday event there were pictures of Manchester high school students working together toward an improved community.
Keynote speaker and SCA founder Liz Titus-Putnam addressed the students, their families, representatives from supporting agencies, and SCA New Hampshire Corps members. She spoke of the importance of working together to conserve our natural resources and the fragile environment we live in, and of our mandate to preserve something future generations can be proud of.
Deyris Taveras, a 2012 participant, then gave a heartfelt account of her time in SCA Manchester that had many, crew leaders included, in tears. She spoke of her first time camping and the many valuable experiences she has had.
Certificates of achievement acknowledged 42 Manchester high school students who have committed time, totaling over 3,000 hours, to helping improve public spaces in Manchester and the state of New Hampshire.
The ceremony closed with SCA Manchester’s supporters signing a proclamation, to be sent to Mayor Gatsas and Governor Lynch, dedicating themselves to service.
Our special thanks to everyone involved in supporting SCA Manchester in 2012!
Please welcome a new group of leaders for 2013, they’ll begin visiting schools and providing information for next year in February.