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Diving deep into environmental protection

Mimi Mager ’24
The 3 co-presidents of Save the Lakes club pose. Left to right: Hannah Przybylski ’24, Morgan Deenik ’24, and Emily Przybylski ’24

Amid the hustle and bustle of high school life, a dedicated group of students at Grosse Pointe South work to preserve Michigan’s natural treasures. By raising awareness for environmental issues and engaging in service projects, South’s Save the Lakes Club contributes to the wellbeing of the water we all enjoy.

While the club focuses on a variety of environmental issues, ranging from plastic pollution to fast fashion, co-presidents Morgan Deenik, Hannah Przybylski and Emily Przybylski all ‘24 said they particularly aim to raise awareness about the Great Lakes.

“We try to focus on how the lakes and bodies of water in general are impacted, because we live in Michigan and obviously have lakes all around us,” Deenik said.

Throughout the past few years, the club’s mission has extended beyond the classroom walls. Hannah Przybylski said the group has participated in several projects, including recycling Kroger plastic bags to later be crocheted mats, as well as many beach cleanups at Belle Isle. Sometimes, the group steers away from preservation projects and work to benefit other communities.

“Right now, we’re trying to do a candy drive of leftover Halloween candy to send to soldiers who couldn’t be home,” Przybylski said.

Along with the candy drive, the club is planning additional beach cleanups to ensure Belle Isle is clear of debris that can harm marine life and ecosystems.

“We’re pretty informal and people can join at any time,” Emily Przybylski said. “We are always taking new members, and it’s very fun and beneficial to the community and environment.”

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Mimi Mager ’24
Mimi Mager ’24, Staff Writer
Mimi Mager ’24 is a first year staff writer looking forward to being a part of The Tower community. Mimi said her go-to fun fact she tells people is that she spent the first several years of her life living in China. She also is fluent in Chinese, but will never speak it in front of people—even her parents. Mimi’s interest in Tower came when she saw how fun, and communicative, the program is. “I’m super excited to be able to add my voice into the school newspaper and be able to work with so many amazing people, work out of my comfort zone and take on things I would normally feel comfortable doing,” Mager said. Besides being a new member of The Tower, Mimi spends most of her time volunteering, working and being a part of the Girls Varsity Tennis team.

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