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Pay-off comes after students better last year’s Thanksgiving food drive by 5 times


November 22, 2016

Leadership Class members show off some of the food collected. From left, in front, they are Gracie Olson, Jessica Coats, Mila Weld, Ellie Davis, Erin Bauer, Travis Thorpe and Seth Johnson. In the second row are advisor Tomas Rosa, Anna Coleman, Josh Rice, Lauren Yon, Lexi Schilling, Ilima Walker and Alayna Davis. In rear are Dillon Stutzman, Ally Tow and Jake Hindmarsh.

Sweet Home High School students collected 5,117 pounds of food during their annual Stick it to Hunger Can Drive, which ended Nov. 17 with a rewards assembly in which staffers paid off wagers with a variety of stunts.

The haul was nearly five times what last year’s student body collected and included some $3,000 in cash, a third that during the assembly.


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