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sTUDENT ACTIVITIES Indian Springs has long had a special relationship with Special Equestrians, a Birmingham-based therapeutic horseback riding program for people with special needs. Since 1993, Springs has housed the program on campus free of charge, allowing the nonprofit to maximize its resources to take care of the horses that are the heart of the program. This year’s student body continued that tradition when Fall Semester Mayor Alice Marson ’13 presented Special Equestrians Director Kathi Claybrook a check for $1,000, enough to sponsor one of the organization’s horses for a year. The donation was made possible through proceeds from Screen on the Green, a Student Governmentorganized outdoor dinner and movie night. The students’ donation will support upkeep for Red, a horse loaned to Special Equestrians by Frances Renneboog ’12 while she is away at college. “To keep up a horse for a year in an incredible thing,” Marson says. “I know the money we raised will help the organization.” Examples of other theme-related student activities are:
• Art Club — held an Art Fair benefiting Studio by the Tracks, a • • •
nonprofit arts group for children and adults with special needs Gay-Straight Alliance — observed Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender History Month Invisible Children Club — hosted a screening of a movie that promoted awareness about the plight of children in Uganda Key Club — collected and donated toys to Children’s of Alabama patients
Fall semester Student Government leaders pose with Dean of Student Life Jan Fortson (far left), Director Gareth Vaughan (second from left), Special Equestrians’ Kathi Claybrook (front row, fifth from right) and Dorrie Fuchs (far right), and the check representing money raised at a Student Government-organized fundraiser for the nonprofit organization.
• Habitat for Humanity — participated in home-building projects on several Saturdays and on D-Day
• Leadership Club — created the Teens for the Future online forum to inspire youth leadership and service
• Class of 2015 — cooked dinner for families staying at the Birmingham Ronald McDonald House
• Music4Romania — raised funds to buy educational, music and personal resources for children in Romanian schools and orphanages.
Students participate in a Saturday Habitat for Humanity building project.
Laura Ward ’13, Paris Kissel ’13 and Paula Simonetti ’13 drum up business for a Music4Romania bake sale. 6 i n di a n
The magazine continues the school's celebration of its 60th year, with a particular focus on faculty.