Mepham Leos Roar like Lions

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In keeping with the Leo Club’s mission of altruism and philanthropy, students at Mepham High School kicked off their induction into the district’s first Leo Club by hosting a donation drive for the homeless.

Sponsored by the Bellmore Lions Club, the Leos live by the motto, “we serve,” and have planned several acts of community service including visiting the Bethany House, which assists homeless women and children.

“I love helping the community,” said Amna Minhas, senior and club president. “We get to make a lot of people happy.”

Club adviser Josephine Parlagreco, a Lion herself, has encouraged the members to participate in many projects such as food drives and community outreach.

“She gives her heart and soul to anything she’s involved with at our school,” said Principal Michael Harrington.

This will be the largest Leo Club in the district, explained said Nina Lanci, district governor 20-K2 and school board trustee. The Lions have long-assisted Mepham and the school district with projects such as Habitat for Humanity and holiday drives.
“It feels so good to give back to our community,” Lanci told the room of inductees.