As students began to prepare to return to school this fall, Ross Medical Education Center in Madison Heights started preparing too. During the month of August, they decided to help area students and their families by collecting school supplies as part of their annual Back to School supply drive. They were excited to do something small that could make such a big difference to a child on the first day of school and throughout the school year.
In order to encourage even more participation, the students from each of the different programs took it upon themselves to initiate some “friendly competition” and see which class could bring in the most items. All the classes competed strongly, but in the end, the Dental Assistant and Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration students knocked the ball out of the park and each of these two class collected a large box full of supplies and were thereby deemed the winners. However, all of the students from Ross Madison Heights were thrilled to be able to help out the younger generation of students in their community.
All of the items collected by the students, faculty, and staff were donated to Hazel Park Schools. Their brand new Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Amy Kruppe, was floored by the donations and the overwhelming generosity shown by the campus. She made it a point to be available when they dropped the items off so that she would be able to personally thank them. She was so impressed in fact, that they even received a special recognition and commendation at their September Board of Education meeting. The superintendent explained how the elementary schools in the community had been struggling over the past few years. She also expressed how excited the students were going to be when they saw all the cool, colorful, brand new supplies to use in their classrooms. Everyone in Madison Heights looks forward to doing the drive in the future and will definitely be donating to Hazel Park schools again.