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VIA and USD 355 partner for Community Volunteer day
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ELLINWOOD — The entire Ellinwood High School Senior Class will participate in  seven or eight projects throughout the community on Tuesday, Sept. 24.
They are still in need of a few projects that would take two to three hours on that day with one adult supervisor per group.        
Becca Maxwell, Sunflower Bank, is in charege of the project. Let her know if there is something you would like to have the Community Ambassadors do for your organization.  
“We look forward to working with you and spending time giving back to our community,” said Maxwell.
Community Ambassadors is a leadership program established in 2006, that encourages entrepreneurship and promoting hometown pride among high school seniors.  Each year, every Sunflower Bank selects a diverse group of students as Community Ambassadors.  These students get an insider’s look at what makes their hometown tick:  learning about entrepreneurship, economic development, local government, and gaining a valuable background by consulting with local business leaders.  
“At Sunflower Bank we are thrilled that every high school senior will be enrolled in this program for the third year in a row,” said Maxwell.  
After a very successful first volunteer day last year, Sunflower Bank would like to have the Community Ambassadors go out again this year to our community and get involved. One of the goals of the school board and school district is to create a specialized emphasis on character education focusing on community service.   
“We would like to implement programs that use volunteer and service as a model for action in our community,” said Maxwell.