Every year National Honor Society (NHS) hosts a food drive for an organization. This year they held one for the New Haven Food Pantry. They held the food drive from January 28th to February 8th. The dates were extended because of the snow days that occurred a couple weeks ago.
All donated items were worth spirit points in order to encourage students to bring in items. If the students brought in the preferred items, they would receive 2 points. All other food that was not on the list would just be one point.
The final number for how many items were collected this year was about 250 items. The class with the most points was the junior class with 192 points. The second class was the senior class with 188 points. In third was the sophomore class with 89 points. Finally, in last were the freshmen with 56 points.
Some of the NHS members were asked about how they felt about the results and the food drive overall.
NHS member Lexy Sidwell said, “I really liked how the food drive turned out. It is going to a great cause. The New Haven Food Pantry is always looking for donations, so what better way is [there] to get the students involved to help out the community?”
Secretary of NHS Kamryn Poe said, “I think the food drive went over really well-- it is always a good cause to give to. It helps those in our community who need it and I think we raised quite a bit. I am proud to know that our school is generous enough to give food to a worthy cause.”
“I think that the turnout of the food drive was very good as our students were able to collect a lot of food for our local food pantry,” said member Lexi Oetterer. “Also, I brought in a big box of like 35 items, of which some were worth two points, and the juniors were still able to get more spirit points. Although, I think the seniors are still winning overall, so I’m not too upset about it.”
Congratulations to the juniors! Also, good job to the whole student body who donated items. Every item counts and helps someone in need.