EHS Students Crush Goal for Canned Food Drive

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Homecoming week tends to boost the Mustang school morale each year, pinning each class in a friendly competition to show the most school spirit. Classes are awarded points based on themed dress-up days, a Class Clash rivalry of events, and new this year, a "We CAN change the World" food drive, sponsored by the National Honor Society. NHS members set their goal high at 1000 cans, hoping each student would just donate 1-2 canned goods.

As the Homecoming week competition heated up among the classes, students became a little more focused on donating. David Hardy, a senior, asked for monetary donations from his peers to purchase just a few more items on the eve of the final event day. He was stunned to receive five times what he had expected, and was able to purchase 432 more items. One senior who had donated five dollars had this opinion, "Even if we lose the competition, we will still be able to feed all those who need it in the entire town of Ellettsville."

Ultimately the senior class won the Homecoming points for the canned food drive, but all EHS students were proven winners. The Mustang student body almost tripled the NHS goal by collecting around 2700 goods. These were donated to the Richland Township Trustee Food Pantry.

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