Leadership lends a hand during the holidays

Leadership lends a hand during the holidays

By Alexis Galarza

All-year leadership does many projects to lend the community a hand. Around the holiday season, more people in our community are in need. 

In order to help, leadership organized its annual food drive. The leadership class is asking for canned food and non-perishable items. For example, canned soups, macaroni, ramen noodles, granola bars, etc. All donations were sent to the Winnemucca Food Bank. 

As an incentive, class of the year points were awarded to the class that collected the most.  

The leadership students were equally excited about the food drive. 

“I think this is a really good way to help our community and help those in need,” said senior class president Jacob Woolsey. 

This food drive helped the community and allowed the leadership students to stay busy. 

“We have to go collect all the food from all the classes so it will be a good way to keep busy and at the same time help our community,” said senior vice president Joseph Vankuiken. 

The collection process was a fun way for classes to receive class points and know who was in the lead at the end of each day. 

Ms. Julia Topholm. /Winnada
Ms. Julia Topholm. /Winnada

“Donations can be dropped throughout the day and the student leadership class will do daily counts during 7th periods each day,” said the Leadership Adviser Ms. Julia Topholm. 

Topholm started this food drive because its benefits are twofold. 

“One encouraging our Lowry Buckaroos to engage in service together and two, it is a way for us to help those in need in our community by donating to our local Winnemucca Food Bank and our Community in Schools program,” said Topholm. 

The food drive ran from December 4-8.