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The newly formed Student United Way of Union County (SUWUC) began meeting last October and is off to a great start with representatives from Marysville High School, Marysville Early College High School, North Union High School, Fairbanks High School, and Jonathan Alder High School. The group meets bi-weekly with the intention to volunteer and help fund community projects through Union County and Plain City.

Some members of the group were able to meet for the first time in person in December to help volunteer at The Hope Center. The group of students plans on offering small grants for community service projects throughout Union County. We are excited to follow their progress and will begin featuring SUWUC member spotlights on our website, social media and e-newsletter!

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The group visited the Hope Center in December, 2020.
 
Meet Gigi Bix!
CGigi Bix is a 10th grader at Marysville High School. She has lived in Union County her entire life. Gigi has been very impressed by the community of teachers at MHS especially over the last year. “I think teachers have gone above and beyond this year, they should really be validated for that; they’ve had to adapt and do the impossible, so I really appreciate them and their flexibility.”

An interesting fact about Gigi is she hates cereal with milk.

“I LIVE UNITED because our world is so divided - seeing the brighter side of every situation is crucial in times like these, and it starts with our ourselves and our communities.”
Meet Cade Feller!
Cade Feller is a junior at Fairbanks High School. He has lived in Union County for 17 years. He loves that Fairbanks feels like a big family and everyone knows everyone.

An interesting fact about Cade is he is an avid fisherman.

“I chose to LIVE UNITED because I believe a group of people is much more powerful than just one individual.”
Meet Jake Hibbs!
Jake Hibbs is a 10th grader at Marysville High School. He has enjoyed getting to know many different people at MHS. He moved to Marysville from Cambridge, OH in 2017.

An interesting fact about Jake is he is a Civil War buff and has a particular affinity for the Battle of Gettysburg.

“ I LIVE UNITED because I want to make an impact in my community.”.
Meet Maddie Irving!
Maddie Irving is a junior at the Marysville Early College High School. She loves the community that has been built into MECHS. “I love all of the opportunities to explore different pathways that interest us. We have the chance to get our feet wet learning about new things.”

An interesting fact about Maddie is she is an avid swimmer and swims for the school swim team. She has lived in Union County for eight years.

“I LIVE UNITED so that together we make can differences in our community.”
Meet Jackson McCoy!
Jackson McCoy is a sophomore at Jonathan Alder High School. He has lived in Plain City his entire life. He loves Jonathan Alder because of the amazing teaching staff. They always encourage, support, and are overall fantastic people.

A fun fact about Jackson is he enjoys reading older books that are obscure, for example, And Then There Were None published in 1939; Say, Darling published in 1957; and The Haunting of Hill House published in 1959.

“ I LIVE UNITED because it feels good to help people in my community. There are so many people who have a lot less in their lives than I do and I love reaching out and using the privileges I have to help others”.
Meet Max Miller-Brown!
Max Miller-Brown is a senior at Marysville Early College High School. He has lived in Union County for 17 years. Max loves the many opportunities that MECHS offers and the overall culture of the school.

An interesting fact about Max is he enjoys working on cars and working with his hands.

“I LIVE UNITED because we are better together..”
Meet Monica Santiago!
Monica Santiago is a 10th grader at Jonathan Alder High School. She loves the positivity that radiates throughout the school, “it’s pretty amazing!”

Monica has lived in the Plain City area for three years.

An interesting fact about Monica is she is bilingual and adores pugs.

“I LIVE UNITED because I love giving my time to help out the community and I look forward to volunteering.”
Meet Eliza Streit!
Eliza Streit is a sophomore at Jonathan Alder High School. She has lived in Union County for 10 years.

She loves Jonathan Alder because it is a smaller school with excellent academic and athletic opportunities. Eliza said that it gives all students a chance to be involved and it’s fun to see your classmates succeed.

An interesting fact about Eliza is she is a runner and is involved in track and cross-country.

“I LIVE UNITED because I want to be involved in my community and I like to volunteer”
 
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