Tabor Academy students lend a hand

By Tanner Harding | Sep 28, 2016
Photo by: Tanner Harding Mary Kate McCain, a college counselor at Tabor, pulls a tree branch out of the brush, while Yelena Sheynin from Sippican Lands Trust clips branches with student Poom Sombutboon.

Marion — On Sept. 28, 600 students and faculty from Tabor Academy spent a few hours giving back and volunteering in communities across the South Coast.

The school has two days of service every year, and this fall students did a variety of work in the area, from harvesting vegetables at YMCA Dartmouth's Sharing the Harvest to socializing animals at Lighthouse Animal Shelter to clearing out overgrown brush and weeds on Sippican Lands Trust parcels.

Students Merrick Gregory and India Daniel were both at the Lands Trust’s Williams Parcel on Front Street where they spent the morning clearing shrubs, pulling weeds and cutting branches.

Despite the hard work, both girls acknowledged how important it was to give back to the town that the students “take over” every time they return from break.

“It’s good to have the whole school give back so we can show our gratitude to the town,” Daniel said.

Gregory echoed that sentiment.

“It’s nice to give back to a community that gives so much to us,” she said.

Yelena Sheynin, the head steward from Sippican Lands Trust, was at Williams Parcel helping out as well, and said much of the upkeep on the property is done by Tabor students.

“They’re always a big help. They’re fantastic,” she said. Joking, “And they're definitely our most fashionable volunteers.”

Merrick Gregory and India Daniel work to clear out some of the Williams parcel. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)
Eileen Marceau rakes away some of the weeds. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)
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