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WBHS Annual Food Drive Deemed HUGE Success

posted Jan 5, 2017, 4:44 PM by Sharon H Anderson
WBHS Student Government Association

The West Bladen High School Student Government Association held its annual food drive in December.  Several important events were sponsored to reach their goal of 3,500 cans.  The first event was held back in November during Homecoming Spirit Week.  The students dressed up each day of the week for Spirit Week, but Wednesday, November 2 was “Ballers vs. Scholars vs. Hunger day.”  Students were asked to dress as either athletes or nerds, but were required to bring a jar of peanut butter or jelly to participate.  366 jars were collected to jump start the food drive during the dress up day.

The food drive officially began on December 5 and ended on December 16.  The Student Government sponsored two events for the students to donate and get involved.  Third period classes collected food from December 5-9, and the winning class received a pizza party. Many classes participated, but Coach Rick Rhoda’s class placed 3rd with 113 cans, Mrs. Sherry Lewis’s class collected 259 cans to secure 2nd place, and Mrs. Lauren Young’s Journalism class were the winners, collecting an impressive 333 cans.   

The last event sponsored by the Student Government was a Students vs. Faculty vs. Alumni volleyball game held on December 16.  Students who donated at least 5 cans of food were issued a ticket to attend the game.  In addition to several generous donations, West Bladen High School was able to surpass their goal with a grand total 3,726 cans.  

The cans were divided between the Bladen Crisis Center in Elizabethtown and the First Baptist Church of Bladenboro Food Pantry.  The food drive was a tremendous success, and West Bladen High School is to be commended for an outstanding effort to feed the hungry in Bladen County.  
            Mrs. Sherry Kelly Lewis is the sponsor of the WBHS SGA.