Class of 2023 Rakes Yards for Senior Service Day

Two high school students picking up leaves during a community service project

Jan. 2, 2023

More than 40 students from Brentwood High School’s senior class gave back to their community as part of a large-scale leaf raking effort on Friday, Dec. 2. Students visited 19 homes and filled more than 150 yard waste bags during the four-hour event.

“We want our seniors to feel connected with their classmates and engaged in their community,” said senior class sponsor Emily Diaz. “We are excited to give back to a community that has always supported our school district.”

This service was provided free of charge to Brentwood community members that had been nominated by their families, friends and neighbors. A total of 12 homes were selected from the nomination process. Students also extended their efforts by knocking on doors and volunteering their services to neighboring homes on the day of the event.

The Brentwood Home Depot donated four rakes and 120 yard waste bags to help with the cleanup effort.

“Brentwood High School seniors have a longstanding tradition of providing volunteer service in our community,” said Principal Dr. Ed Johnson. “So to have them connected to the community and to each other with a sense of purpose is just amazing.”