Class of 2023 Legacy

Take a book, leave a book

In a final act of service before graduation, students left their mark with a little free library.

Class of 2023 built a small community library mailbox and staked it in the front of the school on the Mason Calhoun memorial trail.

“[We were] really just looking for some sort of legacy project that we can have that makes our impact known on the school,” said class president and National Honor Society (NHS) scholarship committee co-chair senior Cedrick Dimaranan. “Some sort of commemorative thing that we can come back and reflect on.”

The community service chair, Joanna He, was in charge of the book drive, serving as the overall leader who developed the plan since last year.

“The little free library we’re making is actually registered with the overall little free library organization. So if you were to go on and search it up and look in the area you’d see that we have one,” said Dimaranan.

These libraries are stationed around the country in different places to provide the public with books to share. The existence of one of these libraries here at Ocean Lakes puts us on the map for other book nomads.

“We’re hoping that by putting it on that little path, people can go up to it and use it. We have books from all ages, from elementary school level to high school level books, so people can take advantage and advertise it to the neighborhoods,” said senior Ruby Swafford.