by Beth Stauffer

During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, New Haven High School’s Student Athletic Council recently made time to spread some joy with others at New Haven Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Early on Saturday morning, NHHS’ student athletes visited the facility to pass out cookies and snacks to brighten the day for the residents.  Student athlete Courtney Tracey originally came up with the idea to visit New Haven Care and Rehabilitation Center.  “Many of the residents don’t have families to come visit them this time of the year,” said Courtney of her idea, adding, “I thought it was a good idea for us to come and visit with the residents.”

Janet McComb, the NHHS Athletic Secretary, was especially pleased with the Student Athletic Council’s decision to visit New Haven Care and Rehabilitation Center.  “My father is a resident at New Haven Care and Rehab,” said Janet on Saturday morning as she helped the members of the Student Athletic Council with their visit.  “I’m very proud of the kids for thinking to do this and doing all of the planning themselves.  They’ve done a great job,” she added.

The Student Athletic Council is made up of representatives from each one of the high school’s 16 different athletic teams.  Eight student athletes participated in the visit to New Haven Care & Rehabilitation Center on Saturday including Alaina Fritcha, Carly Fisher, Travis Crowe, Jared Laurent, Kelly Workman, Courtney Tracey, Adam Hoffer, and Austin Feipel.

“This is such a great group of kids,” said Athletic Director Dave Myers, adding “The focal point of this group is trying to give back to the community.”

Judging by the looks on the delighted faces of the residents at New Haven Care and Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, it is safe to say the Student Athletic Council’s goal of giving back to the community was achieved.

POSTED: 12/27/12 at 6:37 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools