By Talli Martin, APS Senior

 For our senior government project, we had a huge civic action project. This project was very quite open and the overall goal of the project was to find a problem that we see in society. With this, it could be one that affects an individual’s livelihood on a global or local scale. With this, we had to contact people and really get outside of our shell.
I proposed the idea of hosting a local food drive for the school because I wanted to do something that would make an impact on my local community. As well, I know that food scarcity is a global crisis occurring and that times can be tough for some families in our country right now. This project would not have been made possible without the Central Nebraska Interact’s cooperation. Those sponsoring the event really just allowed my dreams to become a reality, and I am forever thankful for that.  With this, I would like to thank Lori Stutzman for her willingness to help me out and give guidance along the way.
This was a great project that I will never forget. Through the project, I learned the true importance of helping others selflessly and know now that I hold the power to make a change, no matter how substantial or minor. Simple actions like voicing my opinion on topics have the possibility to spark a change. With this, if there is a will, there is always a way.
This project really just emphasized to me how generous the community of Arnold is. They would really lend a helping hand to anyone, so the community stands out to me in a special light.