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Club Spotlight: Sr. Pat Sunshine Club

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(Pictured left to right) Maddie Kelly ‘24, Maddie Kent ‘24, Sarah Dupre ‘24, Fiona Soliday ‘24, Elena Flood ‘24, and Kayla Powers ‘24 this past year packaging donated socks into individual bags before they are sent off to local homeless shelters.

The Sr. Pat Sunshine club has been spreading joy and introducing students into the life of service for many years at Feehan. Named after the famed Sr. Pat, this club tries to replicate the joy that she brought to the Feehan community through small acts of service. Participants in the club meet every other Monday morning working on service projects that range from creating crossword puzzles for the local retirement home to writing messages of encouragement that hang on the walls of the school- just a small sampling of the kind of work this club accomplishes. As a member myself, I have found the joy that these acts of kindness can bring myself and others around me, even if I may not always see the reactions of those I’ve helped. 

Senior leaders Fiona Soliday ‘24 and Kayla Powers ‘24 have been dedicated to helping the Sr. Pat Sunshine club spread its rays in and beyond the Feehan community. Fiona, who helps frequently with the annual club drives, card writing and other acts of services has said that

[the] Sr. Pat Sunshine Club has always been driven to provide joy and encouragement to everyone and anyone who may need it

— Fiona Soliday ‘24

 While Kayla has spearheaded the pen pal program run by the club where members are assigned a fifth grade student at a local elementary school and write letters back and forth throughout the school year. 

The Sr. Pat Sunshine club is truly a cornerstone of the Feehan community and is a great way for students to live out Feehan’s core value of service. Even if you can’t join this group on Monday mornings, there are ways to help as a nonmember. Every winter the Sr. Pat Sunshine Club hosts a sock drive. Socks are the most needed item in homeless shelters, mainly because they are harder to find second hand. If you would like to contribute, buy a pack (or two) of mens white socks and drop them off at baskets in the welcome center or LC. Be on the lookout during morning announcements for the start date of the drive. 

 

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Grace Muliero, Editor-in-Chief/Staff Writer
Grace is a senior at Bishop Feehan High School and this is her fourth and final year writing for the ‘Rock Report. She takes part in many activities on campus including theater, STEM Club and Sr. Pat Sunshine Club. While on her off days, Grace enjoys reading, baking and sewing. Grace is thrilled to be serving as Editor-in-Chief for the ‘Rock Report during the 2023-24 school year.

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