December 17, 2017

Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School Can Drive

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Information about the can drive: During the week of November 14-18th at the Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School, students collected an unprecedented number of canned goods and non-perishable items for the local food pantries and surpassed the school’s previous records. Students participated in the annual spirit week can drive where the freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior classes compete to bring in the most cans and be awarded the most spirit points. Under the direction of Student Body President Jacqueline Kucia, student government officers sparked a social media frenzy and a heated competition between classes. Students started a GoFundMe! and money collections to make grocery store runs together to bring in more cans. Dr. John Gould, principal, increased the stakes and challenged the students that if they could reach our goal of 6,000 canned goods for the school-wide collections, he agreed to be the administrator to get pied in the face. The student body responded and clearly showed their DR pride and hoped to outdo each other to bring in the most cans. Even the preschoolers got in on the can drive and brought in donations! By Friday morning, trucks rolled up to the entrances of the school stacked with more cans and the foyers were filled to be nearly impassable. Seniors led the school and brought in the most items, followed closely by the juniors. However, freshmen class came into spirit week ready to compete and brought in the most canned goods of any freshmen class in history. In all, the student body brought in a combined total of 8,900 canned goods to be split between the two local communities. Student government members and other students volunteered their Saturday morning to sort and deliver the mountains of cans to both the Rehoboth and Dighton food pantries. Students also made Thanksgiving baskets to deliver to individual families throughout the community. Student government will also be distributing funds that were collected during the Spirit Week penny drive which totaled over $800. Overall, despite seniors officially winning spirit week competitions, the school community truly came together to show a great sense of community spirit and a sense of giving!

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