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PSA Civic Leadership High School Students Thank First Responders with a Free Lunch

(Hartford, Conn.) Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Not the students at PSA Civic Leadership High School in Enfield!

This Friday, nine senior students are handing out free Subway lunches as a thank you “Day of Kindness” to firefighters, police, and emergency medical personnel in South Windsor, East Windsor, and Enfield for all they do for their communities.

The students were inspired to give something back to these first responders by the Parkland, Florida school shooting last week. “In the face of tragedies such as these, which are becoming all too common, there is always a huge outpouring of support for the victims, and rightfully so,” said school Principal Jeff Larson. “Our school community is preparing to do all that it can to support the victims, but we also wanted to reach out to our public safety entities because they are often forgotten in the fray. It’s our way of thanking them.”

The students are also extending an invitation to join the school’s new advisory board to help enhance its civic leadership theme. With funds received through the U.S. Department of Education’s Magnet School Assistance Program, it is strengthening its focus on civic engagement, public service, and leadership. The school offers coursework and hands-on, community-based experiences for students in these areas, along with new opportunities for students to earn college credit while in high school.

PSA Civic Leadership High School is one of 16 CREC magnet schools and educates students in grades 9 through 12 in a state-of-the-art facility on King Street in Enfield.

For more information, contact Principal Jeff Larson at 860-324-5535.

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