Food Drive Competition

With a goal of donating more than 500 pounds of nonperishable food to Island Harvest in time for the December holidays, the Interact, Star, Soul and Junior Chamber of Commerce clubs at Islip High School hosted a friendly competition among homerooms. The four clubs challenged each homeroom to bring in the most nonperishable food items, with the winning class receiving a pancake breakfast. With 240 items of donated food, the students in Sara Armano’s and David Pedersen’s homeroom classes tied for first place.

On Dec. 9, during their homeroom period, the two classes enjoyed a full breakfast cooked by family and consumer science teacher and Interact Club adviser Judy Roth and the students in the Interact Club. “This is the first year we’ve held the competition along with the food drive,” said Mrs. Roth. “We wanted to create more interest in the drive and get more participation among the students. It worked, as we collected more than 2,500 pounds of food – far surpassing our original goal of 550 pounds.”

Renee Clock is the adviser of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Melissa Miller and Liz Nolan are co-advisers of the Star Club, and Rahanna Schmalacker is the adviser to the Soul Club.