Student Life News

CPMS Students Break All Records with Annual Canned Food Drive

The CPMS Annual Canned Food drive was held from October 31 through November 16. CPMS Student Council hosts this event each year, with help from the Leadership classes. The goal of the drive is to give back to the community, especially with the Thanksgiving Holidays coming up. Students hope to fill the shelves of the Hill Country Ministry’s food bank, although not just for Thanksgiving, but for their everyday lives. As student council member, Divya Addepalle (8) told us, “the canned food drive is important because you can bring joy to the members of your community.”

Last year, CPMS collected a record 6,000 pounds of food, a marker the Student Council strives to beat. Students participated by bringing non-perishable canned foods to their academic team science rooms for a chance to win an ice cream party for the team!

This year started slowly, but the student and family community at CPMS was able to beat last year’s total by collecting over 7500 pounds of food and over $3,000. The academic team gathering the most donations was reigning champion, Team 6-2, with teams 7-3, 8-2, and 6-3 close behind. On the morning announcements, Principal Sandra Stewart asked students to reflect on their good deeds from the past two weeks and think about how they can continue helping their community in the future. While the students reflected, some of Team 6-2 was probably thinking about the ice cream in their future as well.

Story by Kendall Clifton (8) and Divya Addepalle (8), CPMS Press staff & Maddux Marcom (8), CPMS Press Editor

Photo by James Sanderson (8), CPMS Press staff