The upper school Service Learning group Global School Connections is committed to supporting students around the world who need a variety of resources. After fundraising efforts last year, the GSC group purchased 216 backpacks for a small, underserved elementary school in Sarigyugh, Armenia. During two weeks of the summer, junior Alex Balikian participated in a volunteer service program in Armenia. He was able to visit the village of Sariguygh and deliver the backpacks filled with additional school supplies. Alex was presented with a certificate of appreciation from the town's mayor while the residents gathered with their students to thank him and accept their backpacks.