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Virtual Service Fair Features Summer Service Opportunities

After returning from spring break, US students may be ready to think about their summer plans. Please consider volunteering this summer if you have not completed the 45 off-campus service hours required to graduate and/or want to help our community. If you are undecided about a service site, visit the virtual Service Fair using the

Academy installed another Blessing Box at the Vista Plaza in Gahanna on February 26. (Courtesy/Ms. Bening)

Blessed with another Blessing Box

Thank you to everyone who has restocked or donated to our first Blessing Box located near the United Dairy Farmers on Morse Road. Now Service Board has expanded its outreach to the community by installing another Blessing Box close to Columbus Academy on Hamilton Road.  If you would like to help ensure others are blessed

Sorting clothes for the Clothing Exchange Closet (Courtesy?/ Cydnie Platt and Christy Bening)

Academy’s Clothing Closet Open to All

With spring approaching, it may be a good time to purge your closet and remove outgrown clothing and  consider recycling your school items ( especially boys’ pants) at CA’s Clothing Exchange Closet.   The 30-year-old Clothing Closet has evolved from its off-campus PACA origins to a closet stationed on campus, now managed by our Service

(Courtesy/Ms. Bening)

Service Board’s “Shapers”

Although it may feel like 2021 has just started, planning for next school year has already begun beginning with Service Board Shaper applications. Shapers are Service Board leaders who exemplify initiative and commitment to service, sit on the board’s steering committee, consult with Service’s  elected leaders, and lead or manage events. Shapers are also expected

Preparations and surprises for Service Board's annual Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day (Courtesy/ Christy Bening)

Honoring Academy’s Faculty and Staff

Since last March and throughout this year’s opening, Academy’s faculty has adapted to teaching live and online simultaneously. Our school’s staff have risked their lives every time they stepped foot on campus and selflessly soldiered on for the benefit of the students. Thank you, Columbus Academy’s heroes: all 265 faculty, staff, and administrators who dedicate


Food Truck Fridays: Open to All

Keeping their distances, students wait for a slice on Friday, January 29. (Ella Morris’22/Media) One CA tradition this year’s seniors lost due to COVID was Senior Lunch, a privilege they had patiently been waiting for since frehmen year. After precautions were put into place as the Dining Hall staff switched to preparing box lunches, senior


A bar of soap, a tube of toothpaste: every item helps

(Courtesy/Columbus Blessing Boxes Project) The next time your family or you visit the grocery store, think about purchasing a tube of toothpaste or a bar of soap for the Blessing Boxes sponsored by CA Service Board (SB). Even one item per US student will help because people are already using our school’s Blessing Boxes, located


Serving to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

(Courtesy/Ms. Bening) While many students took the day off on Martin Luther King (MLK) Day to sleep in or catch up with homework, Service Board (SB) and Latin Club served others by hosting a “Bake for Good” event on both on campus and virtually. For over 15 years, it has been a Service Board tradition