As freshman head to college campuses this month for the first time, students at one tri-state college were given a unique challenge.
Culver-Stockton students participated in the school's annual Extreme Dome Challenge Saturday.
A sea of students set out into CantonSaturday morning to kick off the Extreme Dome Makeover, a community service initiative for incoming Culver-Stockton College students.
One of those projects was helping to spruce up the community garden.
"There are a couple of groups pulling weeds. There's one group redesigning the compost room," said freshman Tyler Frump.
Frump says not only are they helping people, but she's been able to bond with everyone at her new school.
"It's been really connecting. I've met new people. I've got to know some of my teachers, " said Frump.
A few blocks from the garden, other freshman like Markie Currant were helping repaint a porch for a Canton family.
Currant says she's glad her class got the chance to take on projects like this in the community.
"It makes me feel good because I feel like I'm actually helping out and doing something," said Currant.
And that's the message school administrators say they want to get across at this event.
"We want them to know that being a servant leader is really important and hopefully by the time they graduate they will know that importance and they'll be able to do that in their own community wherever they go when they graduate," said Dean of Students Chris Gill.
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