WINNERS: Community Service Challenge

Congratulations to the winners of our Community Service Challenge Towpath Trail, Lake Erie, and Old Brook High Schools!

Thank you to each and every school that participated for working hard to improve the communities you serve. We received a number of amazing submissions and we know that your commitment to bettering the lives of others in your communities is valued.

This past year, each school was to conduct a school-wide community service project that demonstrated student involvement and awareness in their community (e.g. City Cleanup, Clothing Drive) and then create a presentation. The presentations were to include the school’s name and date of the project, a detailed explanation of the project, pictures and/or videos, and evidence of inclusion of any stakeholders (such as board members, parents, local businesses, and neighboring schools).


  • First Prize ($2000): Towpath Trail High School  
    • Solicited donations to create “Hope Totes,” then assembled and hand-delivered the totes to The Haven of Rest homeless shelter
    • View the presentation here (download).
  • Second Prize ($1000): Lake Erie International High School
    • Volunteered at a nursing home, assembled 75 food/survival bags for area homeless, cleaned up the school’s neighborhood, held a blood drive, and volunteered for the Cleveland Food Bank
    • View the presentation here (download).
  • Third Prize ($500): Old Brook High School
    • Collecting donations and glasses for Lions Recycle for Sight, sending care packages to war dogs, volunteering for voter registration, raising money for Out of the Dark Suicide Prevention, encouraging tolerance, and hosting veterans.
    • View the presentation here (download).

We are writing articles now to post on the homepage of the Cambridge website. The award money is intended to be used to improve the school culture and environment and winning schools are encouraged to involve the students deciding on what the money will be spent. 

Congratulations Towpath, Lake Erie, and Old Brook! We look forward to reviewing this year’s submissions in the fall!