Pentwater students clean up during 16th Annual Community Pride Day.

May 21, 2021

Pentwater students clean up during 16th Annual Community Pride Day.

PENTWATER — Pentwater Public Schools requires that graduating seniors must put in 40 hours of community service in order to graduate. 

“One of the ways we help them earn some of these hours is through our Annual Community Pride Day,” said Superintendent/Principal Scott Karaptian. 

Every year in May, Pentwater students in eighth through 12th grade scatter throughout the village helping many organizations, businesses and private home owners with various spring cleaning projects such as, such as raking, weeding, shoveling sand, and picking up litter.

“This year marks the 16th year that Pentwater Public Schools has been giving back to the community,” said Karaptian. Unfortunately, last year due to COVID-19 the school was not able to participate in this community event.

“The Pentwater community has always been so supportive of our school, students, staff and administration, we cannot think of a better way to show our appreciation than to give back to the community, by helping to clean it up after our long winters.”

Over 90 students spread throughout the village at over 20 different locations throughout the area.  

“We had several community members from the local garden club and churches and village employees not only help supervise the students, but work right alongside them. We truly love the partnership our community has with our schools giving the continuous support that each one needs throughout the year.”

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