The Honors Program has been attempting to participate in Adopt-A-Highway for a while, and have just recently been granted with a two-mile stretch of M-20 to clean up. Adopt-A-Highway is a program run through MDOT (Michigan Department of Transportation) that looks for volunteers to clean up Michigan’s roads. Volunteers clean up litter such as bottles, plastic containers, and other waste that is hazardous to our environment.
The Honors Programming Board (HPB) organized an Adopt-A-Highway cleanup event that took place on September 28th. Most of the event couldn’t have happened without HPB President, LeAnne Barstow. “Adopt-A-Highway was joy to plan and participate in!” exclaimed LeAnne. “It was inspiring to see students excited about this event because the Honors Program staff worked so hard to get this stretch of highway to provide a semiannual volunteer event.”
Around 30 Honors students volunteered for the Honors Program’s first Adopt-A-Highway event. One of them was sophomore Racquel Smeby. “It felt awesome to help out and cleanup the environment,” Racquel commented. “We even got to pet a group of sheep!”
The cleanup event was very rewarding and successful. The time flew while students talked, sang songs, and even visited with some fuzzy friends. The Honors Program would like to thank the students that volunteered their time to care for the environment, and is excited for the next cleanup date. Most students can’t wait to come “baaaa”ck in spring, so make sure you are on the lookout when the weather gets warmer for another Adopt-A-Highway signup!
This article was written by Endeavor editor, Logan Bixman.