First Friday Work Day

Source: YCHS

Yap Catholic High School is a rigorous college preparatory school (grades 9-12) which serves young men and women from the state of Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia. YCHS opened its doors in September of 2011 with thirty-five students. Small, safe, and faith-based, YCHS seeks to develop the minds, hearts, souls, and characters of students in their pursuit of becoming women and men for others. Fr. Michael Corcoran, SJ, of the New York Province of the Society of Jesus is the Director and Principal of the school. We just received this interesting story from him.

Pictured above is April -- one of our juniors -- weeding the edge of the school driveway.  Notice her "local hat" (made from branches and leaves) that keeps her cool.  See more photos of the students working by clicking here.

Pictured above is April — one of our juniors — weeding the edge of the school driveway. Notice her “local hat” (made from branches and leaves) that keeps her cool. See more photos of the students working by clicking here.

As is the YCHS custom, the first Friday of September saw the entire school community leave the comfort of the classrooms and “get their hands dirty” by spending the afternoon working on the school’s new campus.  Two new stone paths were finished — one to the girls’ bathroom and the other to the senior classroom.  Extensive weeding and clearing were also part of the afternoon work.  The school’s driveway and the perimeter of the soon-to-be-built basketball/volleyball court saw great improvements.

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