In the spirit of service and community care, Fairmont students have actively responded to the coronavirus and are working to help our communities through this difficult time. Here are just a few of their initiatives so far. It is so encouraging to see our students Paws for a Cause!

National Art Honor Society students in 11th and 12th grade are hand-drawing thank you cards to express thanks and encouragement for those on the front lines of COVID-19 response efforts.

Our SAAMIS Club has been writing letters to senior citizens to provide some warmth and encouragement. They will be sending them to NAMI OC, and the non-profit will distribute them.

Lui Ala, a member of our Huskies football team, and his grandmother knitted beanie hats for babies in the ICU at the CHOC Children’s Hospital, adding some cozy care to the babies and their families during their stay.

Alyssa Sia created a coloring book for the Boys & Girls Club and Growth Opportunities through Athletics Learning and Service (GOALS). Her intricate drawings provide an entertaining and engaging activity to keep kids creative.

JingJing Zhang is making digital flyers for various non-profits in Orange County as they work to serve those affected by the pandemic. The flyers help spread awareness and support for these important organizations.

Therin Crabtree conducted 30-minute exercise videos for people to stay active and healthy at home. The moderately intense routines use household items like water bottle packs so families can maximize their fitness wherever they are.

Shu Zhang made word searches containing all the letters of the alphabet and age-appropriate words for elementary students. This fun activity is helping kids to reinforce their alphabet at home.

Khang Tran made word searches for each Basketball team in the United States for Nike camps and non-profits working with youth. Kids can root for their favorite players while they work on their words!

For Easter, Rachel Wells made a “How to Make an Easter Bunny Cake” tutorial so that families could enjoy the fun of the holiday together at home.

Natasha S. taught herself how to sew on Youtube and made over 200 masks to distribute to physicians, who are sharing with their fellow healthcare workers so they can stay safe and prepared.

Students of the Agape Belize Cure (ABC) Club — founded by Julia Tao, Class of 2020 — including Natalie Bui, Emmaly Nguyen, Dean Alamy, and Kenneth Yang, Class of 2021, have made and distributed over 300 face shields to hospitals across the country and created video tutorials to spread awareness so others can follow suit.

Many more students are also writing letters to senior citizens, drawing thank you cards for first responders, and finding ways to help every day. If you’d like to learn more about the inspiring work they are doing, contact Ms. Anna Kunkle, Director of Community Service, at akunkle@fairmontschools.com.

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