Sophomore Ben Ratto III was presented with a certificate of appreciation by The Lodge & AEC Living, in recognition of his community spirit and continuing support of seniors.
Ben began volunteering for the organization his freshman year, to fulfill the requirement for the Ancestors Project, and has been volunteering ever since. Every Friday, from 4-5 p.m., he coordinates “Bocce with Ben,” encouraging seniors to play bocce in the facility’s multipurpose room. Through this activity he has developed a strong bond with the seniors and staff.
A Boy Scout, Ben proposed building a senior-friendly bocce court at the facility for his Eagle project. The proposal has been approved by the Scouts Committee Chair and the facility.