A food drive challenge, led by Milbank Middle School seventh-grader Korbin Leddy, produced over 1,500 items that will be donated to the Grant County Food Pantry. The drive ran from April 3 to April 20 in conjunction with 2017 Global Youth Service Day.
Leddy’s project was called Feed the Need Food Drive Challenge. Students at Milbank Middle School and Koch Elementary School donated non-perishable items. The homeroom collecting the most items received a pizza party and their teacher received $50 for school supplies.
The middle school, grades 6-8, collected over 600 items. Miss Oien’s seventh grade homeroom contributed 174 items.
At Koch School, Ms. Larson’s first grade class collected 98 items to win the lower level contest. Three homerooms in grades 3-5 tied with 52-55 items – Mrs. Fredrichsen’s and Mrs. Rausch’s fourth grade classes and Mrs. Schulte’s third grade homeroom. The groups won a pizza party and each teacher will receive monetary rewards.
In addition, Korbin sent a challenge to all 4-H clubs in Grant County. Madison Junior Livestock was the winning club by donating 175 non-perishable items for the Food Pantry. The Junior Busy Bees donated 150 items for fruit baskets.
Miss Oien’s middle school homeroom: Nick Batchelor, Cole Swenson, Michael Karges, Ethan Sullivan, Isaac Sousa, Tenley Wildung, Connor Bender, Corylee Fischer, Natalie Meyer, Miss Caitlyn Oien, and Korbin Leddy. Front row: Camryn Popowski, Dani Yamaura, Jocalynn McFarland, Savannah Osowski, Hailey Hupke, and Alexis Ninneman.
Ms. Larson’s first grade class: Mason Kirchberg, Chase Dusing, Paisely Ericsson, Violet Johnson, and Kenzey Anderson. Front row: Cooper Peery, and Cam Stengel