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Skyview, SoHi, work together on food drive

Posted: December 6, 2013 - 10:06am

We would like to take the opportunity to say a huge thank you to the local community for their tremendous support for our recent Food Drive. The Student Councils of both Skyview High and Soldotna High sponsored a canned food drive at their respective high schools and the response was overwhelming.

On November 21 we combined all the collected food to fill food baskets for local families. Our students and staffs had collected enough food for us to provide 35 Thanksgiving boxes which included turkeys, stuffing, potatoes, vegetables, cranberries, desserts, rolls and much more. Four boxes were filled with food compatible for homeless students. After the student council members wrapped and filled boxes, there was still 553 pounds of food to donate to the local Kenai Peninsula Food Bank.

Skyview High Student Body President Catherine Schoessler said, “I was very pleased to see our communities/high schools growing together. We acted like one whole team not two separate ones. I’m looking forward to more events together.”

Soldotna High Student Body President, Kelci Benson agreed saying, “It was so cool to see both schools coming together to help families in need in both schools plus donating over 500 pounds of food to help families in need.”

We are once again reminded of the thoughtfulness of our community in their support of these activities. Special thanks to our staff members who promoted and encouraged the students, the administration of both schools who supported this activity, and the students and parents who brought in all the food. We are so proud to be a part of this generous and giving community!

Karen Hamlow, 
Skyview High Activity Director

Lana Syverson, 
Soldotna High Activity Director

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