Lake High School is M.A.D.
By: Ashley Snider
Known for always wanting to help others, Micah Frye decided to start a club doing just that.
“It’s called M.A.D., which stands for making a difference.” Micah continues, “I wanted to start something that would get a lot of people involved because they want to help—not because they have to.”
Every month M.A.D. will have two projects, consisting of something new each time.
At the first official meeting, Micah discussed ideas of his to help the community and charities.
“In November, M.A.D. provided a varsity girls vs. varsity boys soccer game for the public. All of the proceeds made will go to a foundation for breast cancer. I’m hoping that it will get a lot of students’ attention, and more people will join,” Micah says.
Lots of people have frequently volunteered, but there is still more help needed by our peers and faculty.
“We’re going to need people to sell tickets, make or bring refreshments, sell refreshments, be announcers, and much more. It’s going to take a big effort to make all of this happen, but it’s something I’m really excited about.”
Micah is also thinking about having cancer survivors walk the field at halftime.
“It would be a great way to show people in the community that we care, and that each person is just as important as the next,” says Micah.
This club is sure to take off and be well-known. From an idea of just wanting to find a way to help others to actually making a difference, everyone is excited about the start of M.A.D.
Right now, there are about 15 students participating, and currently includes Mrs. Hart, an English teacher, Mrs. Knoch, an attendance office secretary, and Frau Burkhart, the German teacher, as advisors.
Helping pitch thoughts was Mrs. Hart, and other students as well.
“I want to do something with Haven of Rest as an outreach and also want to do a project with Hartville Meadows,” says Mrs. Hart.
Mrs. Hart was truly excited to be a part of this club, and couldn’t wait to get everything started.
“I love to help people and M.A.D. allows me to provide a means and opportunity for young people to do the same!”
Even though this has just started, there is already talk of M.A.D. continuing for plenty of years to come.
“I plan on continuing to help lead M.A.D. It closely resembles something I was hoping to implement as a senior capstone project, but wanted it to be more volunteer than required. Club M.A.D. provides an avenue for students who really want to help and not who are doing it to fulfill a requirement,” says Mrs. Hart.
Usually meetings are held on Wednesday’s after school in room 254. So come on out and “Make a Difference” Lake High School!