On Tuesday, June 6th interns joined together for the last day of the year at a location that meant a lot to our group. Interns sat around some warm pizza (and some vegan goodness) as they gazed upon their lawn transformation site at the Hayward City Hall, one of their biggest service learning projects of the year.
This was the first time visiting the site after the 80+ volunteer day. The blisters and sore backs have recovered.. and seeing how our beautiful garden grew gave us all the satisfaction we needed to wrap up the year.
Interns participated in a short reflection, recalling all the many moments that made up our year together. From Oyster Bay to Downtown San Francisco, Camping at Slide Ranch to Landfill visits, its safe to say everyone had a unique moment that they will hold onto.
After our bellies were full, it was time for certificates and stipends! Since our SLZ Team has so many returners (most of them graduating) Jenna decided to put a twist on the handing out process. Instead of her giving them all out, interns certified and congratulated one another, each saying what they liked about their fellow intern as they handed of their certificate!
It was a bittersweet feeling to roll up, in the big white van, to San Lorenzo High for the final time of the year. So much so that most interns decided to just hang out in the van and refuse to accept that the year was over!
We have grown together so much as a team, all interns becoming environmental leaders in their own unique ways. Together we have accomplished a lot including; City Sustainability Interactive Board Game, Over 300+ Plantings, 5,000 sq. ft. Lawn Transformation, and 900+ Trees Inventoried for the Alameda Public Works Agency.
We are so proud of our interns for what all their hard work. Can’t wait to see what our Seniors accomplish, and hope to see some familiar faces back for next year!
Great job to the 13 San Lorenzo High 2016-2017 Earth Team Interns!
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