Wildcats Give

Wildcats showed their giving spirit during the holiday season by holding a canned food drive for those in need and donating nearly $700 to two causes. 

The items collected will benefit the Catawba Nation Food Pantry.

The can food drive was also a contest  to see which grade level would collect the most food. 

According to M. Kenner, Saluda Trail’s Student Council Advisor, 372 cans were collected this year.

“Seventh grade won the competition with bringing in a total of 179 cans, 6th grade followed behind with 100 cans and 8th grade came in last with 93 cans,” Ms. Kenner said.

Kenner added, “It pleases my heart to see the love and support you all have shown.”

The drive was a joint effort between Student Council and Beta Club.

The Hydrocephalus Foundation-Team Ben and Keystone were presented with monetary donations to support their causes.  The Hydrocephalus Foundation-Team Ben received a check for $400.  Keystone received at check for $293.00.  According to Mrs. Johnson, the 7th grade counselor,  the money was collected during Red Ribbon Week when students participated in fundraising efforts.

  “We are so grateful for this donation to help students with substance disorder,” said Alison Hurayt, a prevention specialist with Keystone who came to receive the donation.  

According to Mrs. Hardy-Holmes Wilson, the 8th grade counselor, student ambassadors also was involved in brainstorming ideas on how to support our school and local communities.             

 Aaliayh Chiles contributed to this article.

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