Medina students in friendly competition to fill holiday baskets
Medina Central School
MEDINA – Students from Medina High School have turned helping out the needy into a competition at their school.
Every year the students collect canned and boxed food items for the Medina Area Association of Churches (MAAC). Many of the students raid their home pantries or go shopping for the charity to make someone’s holiday brighter, but having a stiff competition has helped to generate even more donations.
Julie Webber, a French teacher and a Student Association advisor, says students are playing to award their favorite teacher the Canley Cup, a cherished trophy made out of cans that goes to the teacher who inspires the students to bring in the most items.
“Each item is worth a point and some foods are considered bonus items and are worth two points,” she explains. “We ask the students to give their donation to a teacher and the teacher who collects the most by Dec. 5 gets possession of the Canley Cup and has bragging rights until the next year.”
The competition is in full swing and staff and students are hoping for a record-breaking donation so that MAAC can fill Christmas baskets for people in the community.