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RHMS collects 3,700 pounds of food

Student Council sponsors annual drive for local food banks

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POSTED: December 9, 2012 12:18 p.m.
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Richmond Hill Middle School Student Council members Avery Waters, left, Natalie GaNun, Emma Hyer, Michael Cutchin, Alex Caravell and Aneesah Dalal gather around donations collected during the Student Council’s annual food drive.

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The annual Richmond Hill Middle School Student Council Food Drive has once again been a success. The students of RHMS collected more than 3,700 pounds of food, an estimated 5,450 items, which are on their way to helping those in need in the local community.

This year the Student Council felt the call to support two different organizations, the Eleos and Way Station food pantries, both serving the Richmond Hill community.

“Our students felt that the needs in our local area were so great that they needed to respond with a great amount of service. They did just that,” Bonnie Terrell, RHMS Student Council advisor, said.

We are incredibly proud of what they have accomplished, rallying around a cause close to home.”

Each week a homeroom class was recognized for bringing in the most food items. These classes included Nancy Nix’s eighth-grade class, Christy White’s sixth-grade class and Brandi Miller’s sixth-grade class. Lance Byrd, Student Council advisor, complimented Jeff Maiden and Sheryl Kirby’s sixth-grade classes on their contributions.

“The students in these two classes made donations in the last days of the food drive that were above and beyond our expectations,” Byrd said. “They took the meaning of giving back to heart and I could not be more pleased.”

 

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