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McKenna Anderson: Joyful Servanthood

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As associated student body president, or ASB, of Lodi High School, McKenna Anderson attends monthly meetings with the district board, represents her school at conferences and then brings back information to the student government. Each Thursday she leads the weekly student government meetings and discusses past events and upcoming plans. Working closely with her teacher, the pair delegate jobs to the team and then she works on whatever needs to be done. McKenna stated “Being ASB president has given me more responsibility in a school setting, and I have learned the greatest leader is the best servant.”

McKenna had the opportunity to attend Camp Barnabas in Purdy, Missouri, a ministry that provides Christ-centered camping experiences to individuals with special needs and chronic illnesses. While there she experienced how to fully lean into her faith. She was able to spend a whole week with a camper, Kenedi, whom she assisted emotionally, physically and spiritually. Through her faith, she found a true purpose in serving. “Being the hands and feet of Jesus and handing Him all the glory is truly what makes my soul thrive,” McKenna shared. “Relieving people who are dealt difficult life situations of their pain makes my heart light up. My favorite part of the camp was hearing the laughter and seeing the smiles of the campers.” We are sure that McKenna was a huge contributor to making the laughter and smiles happen!

McKenna would like to work where she can exercise her leadership, people and hospitality skills. Several times a year, she volunteers at elementary schools as a part of LHS’ Hope Collaboration Club, as well as campus clean-up projects. She also enjoys volunteering in the kid’s Sunday school room at her church.