By Tony Wade
Necessity is the mother of invention, as the saying goes, so in 2012 when Armijo High School students who were enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program needed 150 community service hours to graduate, they decided to create a club to help them fulfill their individual requirements.
The Armijo Helping Hands club quickly became a win-win for the students and the community. They have now shown up in force and helped with local events that range from school carnivals to the Solano Turkey Trot.
Sara Johnson, a Spanish instructor at Armijo, is the club’s adviser and recalled its beginnings.