Fraternity Continues Local Stream Cleaning in Weekend of Service

Anthony Vita and Josiah Howard collect waste from the waters.

Anthony Vita and Josiah Howard remove waste from the waters.

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 11, 2014 – High Point University’s chapter of Kappa Sigma collected 150 pounds of waste from the stream on the High Point Greenway, between East Lexington Avenue and Terrell Drive, on April 4. The stream cleaning efforts were part of the national organization’s “Day of Service.”

“We take pride in our ability to continuously enhance the visual appearance of this local stream,” says junior John Marsicano, Kappa Sigma president-elect. “Service is a major component of our organization, and the fact that we can tie that into our local community is rewarding for us both as Kappa Sigmas and as members of the High Point University family.”

As of late 2012 when the fraternity “adopted” the local stream, Kappa Sigma has led numerous efforts aimed at cleaning up the stream’s waters and banks. “The stream is cleaner than it’s ever been,” adds Marsicano.

In an honorable philanthropic effort, the HPU chapter opted to broaden their national day of service into a chapter weekend of service. A total of 72 campus fraternity brothers joined together to perform 349 service hours overall. During Zeta Tau Alpha’s “Digging for Hope” memorial walkway unveiling on April 6, the brothers put down mulch, sanded and painted the greenway bridge, helped remove brush from the stream and planted trees. The fraternity also served as volunteers for the class of 2014’s “Cuts for Cancer” event on April 5.


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