Members of Keuka College’s Rotaract Club did their best imitation of the Easter Bunny as they hid colorful plastic eggs in places on Norton Chapel lawn Thursday, March 28.
The club hid the eggs as part of the second annual Easter Egg Hunt.
“We chose to host an Easter egg hunt last year because we wanted to come up with a fun, different, campus-wide activity,” said Alex Morgan, president of the club. “We decided to do it again since it was a success last year, and most people liked Easter egg hunts when they were little. So we figured why not now as well?”
Students, faculty, and staff were invited to scour all corners of the Chapel lawn, in search of the eggs. For every six eggs someone found and turned in to a club member, they received a small bag of candy.
“This year we had two special prizes, a giant chocolate bunny and a large bag of Snickers,” said Morgan, a junior biology major from New Berlin. “The first person to find the special golden egg picked at a prize. After that, the golden egg was hidden again.”
Matthew Williams, a sophomore criminology/criminal justice major from Valley Stream, chose the bunny, while Darrcy Matthews, a junior management major from De Kalb Junction, chose the bag of Snickers.
Rotaract Clubs are Rotary-sponsored service organizations for young men and women ages 18- 30. Students who have taken part in 60 percent of the club’s community service activities, participated in two fund-raisers, and attended at least one campus-wide event are eligible for induction.
Imagination. Courage. Determination. Partnership. Accountability. Curiosity. Those six traits and four community service initiatives will be shared by six Keuka students at the regional Enactus competition in Baltimore, Md. March 22.
Enactus is an international, non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. The international organization formerly known as Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) changed its name to Enactus this fall.
Regional winners automatically receive an invitation to the national competition, which Keuka has done nine of the past 11 years. This year’s nationals will be held May 21-23 in Kansas City, Mo.
The Keuka team will deliver a 17-minute presentation outlining four community service projects it completed this year, Including:
Members of the presentation team include:
The team is coached by faculty adviser Sam Ferrara, assistant professor of management.
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