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‘Tis the Season of Giving for Students at Scott Carpenter Middle School

Students at Scott Carpenter Middle School (SCMS) got into the holiday spirit by hosting a canned food drive for the community. Web teacher, Jenna Taylor and her students planned the event with a goal to raise 500 cans in one week.

“When we planned this event, I was a little nervous we wouldn’t get many cans, but the students blew me away,” said Taylor. “Our goal was to donate 500 cans to the KS 107.5 Thanksgiving Food Drive, but we were able to donate 1,600 cans and $180! I was so impressed.”

There were a handful of families who donated crates of food, some upwards of 200 cans!

The administration team at SCMS joined forces with the local radio station, KS 107.5 and Tony V’s 16th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to make their donation. To show his appreciation for the student’s hard work, Tony V and a KS 107.5 DJ came to SCMS on Nov. 22 to DJ the school’s end of the month social. It was the first time in six years that SCMS has had a live DJ at a school dance.

Taylor added, “This food drive was just the first step on our giving path, and our kids are pumped to help out more! Giving back is beyond important for people, especially young people who are still building their character. Empathy, compassion, self-awareness, and so many other qualities are fostered through acts of service like this.”