De La Salle collects nearly 3,000 food items for Second Harvest and Hope House
Under the direction of Math teacher Peggy St. John, AFSC, the De La Salle faculty and students collected just under 3,000 food items for Second Harvest and Hope House.
Thirty boxes went to Hope House because, as St. John said, “We have had a long connection to Hope House as Don Everard who supervises there is a former teacher and former Brother from De La Salle.”
The other 115 boxes went to Second Harvest. “It took them two trips to collect all the boxes,” St. John said.
“The competition was intense,” St. John said, “and the winners, the freshmen, got a Dress Down Day and then had an early dismissal for lunch one day.”
The final results were the seniors with 82% of their goal, juniors with 144%, eighth graders with 179%, sophomores with 324% and the freshmen with a whopping 446% of their goal.
The individual winners were senior Nora Baumann, junior Jeffrey Hefner, sophomore Hunter Pullizano, frehman Jessica Zweifler, and eighth grader Angie Zelaya.
“I was so pleased by the participation of so many students, especially those that personally brought more than 100 cans,” St. John said.