Saturday, Sept. 24, will be a bustling day of activity at Leo High School, with a clean-up project and a boxing clinic featuring the boxing team from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The two events are expected to bring a hundred or more visitors to Leo.

First-year Principal Shaka Rawls, Leo ’93, conceived the clean-up day, in the belief that a school that’s 90 years old doesn’t have to look 90 years old. When he mentioned his desire to spruce up the building in an interview with the Chicago Tribune, more than two dozen volunteers signed up for the project and several hundred dollars worth of cleaning supplies were donated.

The volunteers will work in shifts, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12 noon to 2:30 p.m., with lunch served during the break. Classrooms will be cleaned and some painted, windows will be washed, hallways will be mopped and waxed and trash will be hauled away. Volunteers are still welcome and are asked to call Leo (773-224-9600) if they intend to participate so we can have a head count.