Despite Covid-19, the Upper School Finds a Way to Serve

Despite Missions Week looking different this year, the Upper School students find a way to serve the community.


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The Upper School students work hard to pack meals for Kids Against Hunger.

Korey Vita, staff writer

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, instead of the normal Missions Week this year all Upper School students stayed local. The sophomore class went to Dallas Baptist University for a shortened college tour trip. The students walked around the campus and experienced a chapel service at the college. Another group of 25 juniors and seniors signed up to go to Bonton Farms in Dallas. Bonton Farms grows organic produce on two farms in the area and sells the produce in their market to the people in area. The group helped by shoveling compost into rows for the farmers to plant the crops. Senior Ruth Perry said, “It was hardworking, but very rewarding in the end.” The rest of the Upper School students stayed at MCA to help bag and pack meals for Kids Against Hunger. Everyone was split into groups of 10 and each were given jobs to do. Most groups bagged the food, one group assembled boxes, and the last group packed the boxes. At the end of the day, the students packed approximately 22,000 meals for impoverished children around the world. Despite Covid-19, the Upper School found a way to serve the community on Missions Day.

The sophomore class takes a tour of the DBU campus. (photo by: courtesy photo)
The sophomore class stops to listen to the tour guide during college tour. (photo by: courtesy photo)