News

Food Drive

Cameron Cousineau and Hayley Paulsen load up a truck full of donations for the Buckley Kiwanis Food Bank. The Collins High School students couldn’t pinpoint specifically how much food they collected during a recent food drive for the food bank, but they know it’s the largest total in the school’s history and they’re pretty proud. “It’s the first year Collins High School students outcollected Choice,” said Mark Westerfield, who oversees both the alternative high school and the parent-partnership program under the Collins Alternative Programs umbrella.  Both programs are a cooperative between the White River, Enumclaw, Orting and Sumner school districts. “Energized students made the difference,” Westerfield said. Many at the school would point to Paulsen as leading the effort. Paulsen, a senior, they said was instrumental in motivating the 150 CHS students to collect the nonperishable food items. The student body was out in force Thursday, loading boxes into a truck on the Buckley campus to take to the food bank downtown. “The students did it,” Paulsen said. She said they even did it on a limited schedule – about 15 days, as they worked around Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL). - Photo by Brenda Sexton    To view or buy photos go to www.courierherald.com
Cameron Cousineau and Hayley Paulsen load up a truck full of donations for the Buckley Kiwanis Food Bank. The Collins High School students couldn’t pinpoint specifically how much food they collected during a recent food drive for the food bank, but they know it’s the largest total in the school’s history and they’re pretty proud. “It’s the first year Collins High School students outcollected Choice,” said Mark Westerfield, who oversees both the alternative high school and the parent-partnership program under the Collins Alternative Programs umbrella. Both programs are a cooperative between the White River, Enumclaw, Orting and Sumner school districts. “Energized students made the difference,” Westerfield said. Many at the school would point to Paulsen as leading the effort. Paulsen, a senior, they said was instrumental in motivating the 150 CHS students to collect the nonperishable food items. The student body was out in force Thursday, loading boxes into a truck on the Buckley campus to take to the food bank downtown. “The students did it,” Paulsen said. She said they even did it on a limited schedule – about 15 days, as they worked around Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL).
— image credit: Photo by Brenda Sexton To view or buy photos go to www.courierherald.com

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 29 edition online now. Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates