Taylor Oetterer, Emily Lewis, Emma Eichelberger, Patricia Weatherly, Zoie Mathis (sophomores), Karissa Durbin, and Jenny Gallardo (seniors) all worked together to make a difference.
Lesson one was about bringing the girls together to allow them to get to know each other. Lesson one was short but important. The seven girls have come together to work as one.
Lesson two was about coming up with the name of their project, a logo, and a mascot. The girls decided that the name would be “Focus on Feeding”; the logo is “Whooo’s Hungry”; and the mascot is an owl. Making the decisions and agreeing on what they were going to do was hard. Patricia Weatherly said, “It takes a while for a decision to be made.”
The third lesson consisted of researching and deciding what organization the class would like to donate to. At the moment, the girls have not decided what organization they will be donating to, but are leaning towards No Kid Hungry (Share Our Strength). In order for the Business Tech class to agree on the organization of their choice, they are planning on doing research on the organization to see if it has made a difference.
The fourth lesson focused on how to actually raise money and/or food. Together, the class got the list down to two ideas: a kickball tournament and a bake sale. After the project is finalized, the group will invite other students to help. Then, people may make teams. These teams will work together to raise money so that their team can go to the finals. This is how anyone can help raise money to donate to Share Our Strength.
Through projects like this one at NHHS, Lead2Feed can be a starting point for other classes and other schools to make a difference and allow students to make a difference in their own way. As a result, Lead2Feed is an organization that allows students to take the first step in making a difference in somebody else’s life.
Mrs. Strickland voiced, “I believe the organization supports great causes across the globe.”