“The Fruits of our Labors” by Caciques Augie and Aly

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Today was Legacy Day. It is one day of the semester where we as young leaders leave our mark on campus. It involves hard labor, sweat and teamwork, fueled by the internal flame of love of our community that burns in all of our souls. We all worked together to plant trees, build trellises, thatched walls, garden beds, and a better community. It was led by the facilities crew and CEI volunteers who work so hard for us, and we are very grateful for their determined intentions to better the community. All of our projects were completed and we are very proud of our work. It was nice to see that we were immortal in the eyes of Island School students from this day forward. K2 arrived home safely from their Down Island Trip and had amazing stories to tell about their travels. One of which was the morning they shared their swim with two friendly dolphins, brushing up against these beautiful beasts, they had one of the most amazing and unforgettable experiences. We have to say goodbye again to them tomorrow as they depart for their 8-day kayak trip and solos. We will sleep well tonight knowing we have 12 more members of our community beside us and the fruits of our Legacy Day labors, standing tall and proud, watching gracefully over the peaceful campus.