(Article written by ninth grader, Grace Wiczek.)
Throughout this past month of February, National Junior Honor Society and Leadership at Treasure Mountain Junior High (TMJH) worked together for their annual food drive. Students and teachers were encouraged to bring in nonperishable food items like canned fruits, vegetables, soup, and tuna, along with macaroni and cheese. Students brought in their food items to Ms. Hooker’s and Mr. Parker’s classroom. The Leadership class was then able to organize the items into crates provided by the Christian Center. NJHS and Leadership were able to collect almost 1,000 items of nonperishable food. All donations are to be donated to the Christian Center. It is fun to see the food to see the food drive grow in participation and donations over the school years. Students and faculty were impressed by the number of cans donated this year.
Students started to realize the impact they have on the community and the difference they are able to make. A member of NJHS and Leadership, Josie Slobodow stated, “It’s amazing how much food people can supply when working as a team.” Having community projects within the school creates positive environment that encourages students to get more involved with the community. It’s really heartening to see students give back to our community. Emily Gaudet, a humanities teacher said, “This years can food drive was impressive, I’ve never so many students donate for such a good cause.”
In addition, faculty members, like Ms.Hooker, were impressed by the organization and coordination of the food drive by NJHS officers and members of Leadership. Ms. Hooker included, “Grace Wiczek, the President of NJHS did an impressive job coordinating with The Christian Center, students and teachers. Because of her leadership, the drive was seamless.”
NJHS and Leadership were very impressed and happy with the outcome of the food drive this year. Mr. Parker, the NJHS advisor at Treasure Mountain stated, “It warms my heart when students from our community are willing to give their time, effort, and resources to help families in need. The food drive is a perfect example of the good we can accomplish when we set our minds to it.”.
Thank you, Treasure Mountain Junior High!