Student Council hosts canned food drive during Winter Spirit Week Snow Royalty awarded to those with the most donations

Delivering candy grams, senior Chad Falvey participates in winter season festivities. Both the Spirit Week and canned food drive were held this week. As well as Student Council, other clubs such as FBLA hosted their candy gram fundraiser to get into the holiday spirit. Photo Credit: Naila Yazdani

To give back to the community with an element of fun, student council is hosting their canned food drive as a competition, through Dec. 13. 

“We get to involve the entire school body instead of just student council giving back to the community,” Student Council Adviser Cristina Bousema said. “I feel like it gives students more initiative to participate by them knowing they are helping kids their age have a better living overall.”

The students who donate the most cans will be crowned Snow Royalty. Students can also donate cans to nominate their friends. 

“This competition was created so that students would be more motivated to donate since they are able to vote themselves into becoming Snow King or Queen,” Bousema said. “This year, it is student by student instead of class donation winners, so there is more interest in it.”

All of the donations will be sent to Three Square food bank located in Southern Nevada.

“We are getting to learn how to help others and people are benefiting at the end by us giving just a small bit of our time and energy,” sophomore Elizabeth Ayanaw said. “We get to feed the less fortunate and it shows us how everyone deserves to have some joy in life.”

While the food drive occurs, Winter Spirit Week has started. Tomorrow’s spirit day is Snooze Day Tuesday, followed by Family Holiday on Wednesday, Ugly Sweater Day on Thursday and culminating with Santa’s Workshop on Friday.

“I’m pretty excited about Spirit Week, we usually pick the days a couple of weeks before and we open it up to all of our council,” senior Bianca Horst said. “Since I’m a senior this year, I finally get to dress up as Mrs. Clause which is pretty cool.”