Eighteen Mercy High School students put aside their laptops and books for a few hours last Tuesday and picked up pruning shears, sponges and squeegies to demonstrate what community service means to them.
The group of freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors — led by their teacher Lynn Waldsmith — spent the morning freshening up the Dinan Home in Farmngton Hills, an "Angels' Place" group residence for developmentally disabled women. The effort was part of the school's annual Make a Difference Day, held during Mercy's Spirit Week.
"I think this is a really good opportunity to live out the Mercy values, with actual physical work, " said Rachel Wagner, MHS senior.
MHS junior Libby Lee agreed.