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Students in Service with Community

At Joseph’s Coat, Cory Wu and Arjun Gokhale clear a fallen tree near the entrance (Stephen Ma). Naomi Chen repairs a sink at the Habitat for Humanity Restore (Thomas DeVore) Columbus Academy adopted Service Day over 30 years ago, and on Friday, September 10, students, faculty, and parents continued the tradition.  The day kicked off


Help Replenish a Blessing Box

(Stephen Ma) Do you want to bless others and yourself simultaneously? Do you want to earn ½-hour of the five required in-school service hours relatively easily? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, volunteer to check and restock one of the three Service Board’s Blessing Boxes stationed throughout Gahanna.  Blessing Boxes are cabinets filled


X-Country Makes its Mark

September 11 was also a memorable day for Coach Mealick and the CA runners at their Pataskala meet. (Courtesy/CAXC parents) While many enjoyed the first three weeks of August before this school year resumed, some US students were “off and running” as the CA boys and girls cross country teams were pounding the pavement in the

(Courtesy/Ms. Bening)

Recycling Tradition Continues

With the bustle and chatter of over 1,300 people occupying Academy’s halls, do you know the amount of paper, cans, and bottles we recycle? 20 large wheelers are filled every 7 school days–this quantity does not include the amount created by the Dining Hall. Former US students Alice Gahbauer, Michael Ehrenfried, and Mariah Mazur initiated

Juniors Evelyn Aebi, Aniah Crockett, Talia Loprest, and Yashu Tanneru pack treats for Faith Mission on April 12. (Courtesy/Ms. Bening)

Continuing our Faith Mission Tradition

In spite of COVID, Service Board continues its almost 40-year tradition of donating meals to Faith Mission, one of Columbus’s largest homeless shelters. Thanks to generous donors like the Galbreath Family, what started as a quarterly service event soon blossomed into a monthly tradition. For many years, school nurse, Beckie Hoagland, has coordinated the meal

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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