Defending last year’s title as Western Buckeye League Food Drive Champion, Kenton City Schools collected over 3600 cans during the week of November 8th. This food drive is a competition among all WBL schools to collect the most cans and non-perishable food items. All items collected are then given to the Helping Hands Organization who distributes the items to those in need in the City of Kenton.
The WBL Food Drive competition is structured so that each can or non-perishable item is counted as one point and each dollar donated is counted as two points. The school that ends with the most points is named the food drive champion.
All schools in the district participated in the food drive to show their support for our community. The district’s schools collected various amounts: the middle school 216, Espy 150, Hardin Central 375, Northwood/Oakleaf 100. The high school alone collected 1,969 cans, which is up almost 200 items from what was collected last year.
“Being up 200 items from last year makes me feel really good about our school and community because the economy is still down and they still put in the extra effort to support those in need. It gives us good optimism that we have a good chance to retain our title as WBL Food Drive Champs,” said Assistant Principal Chad Thrush.
Westview challenged each of their classes to collect the most cans and thus collected 790 cans. Mrs. Lenhart’s class averaged the most per class. As a reward, the students from Mrs. Lenhart’s class received full sized candy bars to celebrate their efforts.
The final results from the WBL competition will still not be known for a couple of weeks but Senior Class President Daniel Meeks remains confident. “We, as a student body, have made a lot of improvements from last year. I would be really surprised if any school raised as many cans as we did.”
“I would like to thank the principals and teachers from each building for encouraging our students,” commented Mr. Thrush.