Lending a clean hand to her school’s community, tenth-grader Cece Plass recently spearheaded the implementation of multiple hand sanitizer dispensers across campus. Leading the proposal, Plass advocated for the dispensers in order to promote a healthier campus and improved access to simple sickness prevention.
Her idea prompted recognition from administration and she received Pine View’s Certificate of Appreciation for her work toward bettering the Pine View Community. Assistant Principal Tara Spielman presented the ward to her May 16.
“I figured that this would allow some of the younger students to use the hand sanitizer before they eat lunch without having to go wash their hands. This could then lead to fewer absences due to common colds and sickness in an easy way,” Plass said.
Plass got the idea one day when she was at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, where she frequently volunteers. She noticed all the dispensers located on the walls for patient and staff convenience and noted that it could be a great addition to Pine View’s campus. Plass then visited the Purell website, obtained information on pricing, and proposed the idea to Asst. Principal Tara Spielman.
Spielman immediately supported the idea, advocated for its approval and coordinated the installation of the dispensers in multiples areas across campus.
“I’m very proud of Cece and the fact that this was completely student-organized,” Spielman said.