Since Monday, students throughout Owatin Creek gave their hearts--and their leftover Halloween candy--to those in need through the school-wide "Got Candy?" campaign. Organized by Physical Education teacher, Mrs. Diana Bogust, this annual campaign is one of her favorites as she says,"Most of the time, our parents are the ones who are giving up their time or providing donations. But when we run this campaign, our students are making the choice to give up something they own. You can just see how proud they are of themselves when they decide to donate." Throughout the school, students collectively donated 644 pounds, which were collected in 26 boxes and shipped off this morning to Opportunity House and Safe Berks.
The classrooms who donated the most candy received a special “TREAT Others with Kindness” traveling trophy. They included:
- Mrs. Jupina’s 2nd grade class: 38 pounds.
- Mrs. Cromleigh’s 4th grade class and Mr. Bertolet’s 3rd grade class tied: 38.6 pounds
- Mr. Hirshorn’s 2nd grade class: 49 pounds!
Thanks to our student representatives who came out this morning to pose with the boxes candy before it left Owatin Creek. They are from left: Jack Ullmann, Kennedy Owens, Olivia Landis, Colin Devlin, Avery Manndel, Liam Good, Teegan Kirby, Kari Shaffer, Ben Johnson, Nora LaRosse and Nathan Nuss.