Learning from Seniors

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To make connections between students and Southampton Town’s senior citizen population, the middle school Builders Club embarked on a journey through time.

Recently, the 20 Builders Club members sat down with five senior citizens from the Southampton Senior Center, ranging in age from 70 to 90, to learn as much as possible about their lives and the history of the town. The information they gained was shared with their peers at an Honor Ceremony held on Dec. 16.

During the ceremony, Builders Club members shared what they learned about each senior they interviewed. They also presented the seniors with special awards and treated them to cookies and brownies.

“It was truly an incredible experience for both the students and seniors,” said Builders Club advisor Joan Moran. “Making these connections is such an important piece in creating strong relationships between our school and community.”

The Builders Club is a Kiwanis Community Service Club with a goal to develop competent, capable and caring leaders through community service.