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Student Council Book Sale Succeeds


Student Council President Ryan Doane and the Student Council sponsored a book drive this month. During the week of September 29-October 3, Malvern students were invited to donate books to the Emlen School.

Doane received the idea from a friend, Maggie Curry ‘15, a student at Notre Dame Academy. “[Maggie’s] tutor is heavily involved in the Emlen project, which is a charity that helps support the needs of the Mt. Airy school who can’t afford to get the supplies they need,” said Doane. Curry brought the project to Notre Dame Academy as well.

In order to spark interest in the project, Doane decided to make the drive a competition among all grade levels. Books were requested for readers on a 1st-7th grade level and in good condition. The class that donated the most books won points in Malvern’s Kings of Campus competition.

Doane initially wasn’t sure that his idea would be a success. “Malvern already does an unbelievable job with service and helping those in need, so I was afraid they would say no because they already do too much. But after a meeting with Ms. Lohse and Dr. Dlugos, we agreed that it was worth a shot,” Doane said.

“Mr. Legner also went through hoops to make sure this would work, so I give a great deal of credit to him,” Doane added.

Doane also credited the rest of the student council, who worked tirelessly in this effort.

After his initial anxiety, Doane claimed the endeavor to be a huge success. “The amount of books donated was around 1,825,” said Doane. He was pleased to announce that the senior class alone collected between 600-700 books, winning this round of the Kings of Campus Competition, a Student-Council run event to further school spirit.

“This is the third drive we did for Student Council and I think three is a really good amount to have,” said Doane. He hopes that if the drive continues to be an annual event, it will have a positive impact for the children of the Emlen School.

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