Service and leadership: Indian River’s LEO Club assists neighboring schools, those in need

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Indian River High School LEO Kenya Purnell with John M. Clayton Teacher of the Year Melissa Grise at Family Fun Day.

DAGSBORO – A local organization with ties to Lions International strives to present the community’s youth with opportunities for maturity and involvement through leadership, service and experience.

This organization is the Indian River High School’s LEO Club.

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LEO Mikaela Brosnahan (top of stairs) and LEO Club Treasurer David Clark on moving day.

In recent months the IRHS LEO Club has ventured out into the community by aiding neighboring schools and assisting those in need.

During the month of January, the LEOs participated in Lord Baltimore’s Title I Math Night. Club members helped families of elementary students as they learned about math assistance and opportunities.

On Feb. 20, students helped a local elderly couple move into a new home in Ocean View. A LEO Club member’s mother had contacted the IRHS LEO advisor Abigail Buchler, requesting assistance.

The IRHS LEO Club was more than happy to supply extra hands in the endeavor.

On that same day, members of the LEO Club also took shifts supporting John M. Clayton’s Family Fun Day by working different stations and contributing wherever necessary during the event.

Students have also participated in monthly Movie Nights at John M. Clayton Elementary School throughout the fall and winter months.

The members are gearing up for an items drive for the Ronald McDonald House during the month of March.

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LEO Michael Cedeño monitors the bowling station as student T.J. Oxbrough prepares to roll away on Family Fun Day.

Another student favorite is the trip to AI DuPont Children’s Hospital that should also take place this spring. The students are able to socialize with children dealing with illnesses in a safe and secure atmosphere.

The Indian River LEO club works most closely with the Fenwick Island Lions Club, Ms. Buchler said.

Anyone who has projects or needs LEO Club assistance can contact the advisor Abigail Buchler at or call Indian River High School at 732-1500 ext. 201042.

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