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Food Drive Gobbles Up Donations

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Ward Melville High School’s Key Club members rallied their peers and teachers together this November for one of the school’s old-time traditions – the Turkey Teacher Food Drive Competition.
For the past 10 years, the club has organized this event to not only benefit local families but also those in the regional area who are in need this holiday season. Each year, members of the teaching and support staff volunteer to have their name on a box outside the library that can be filled with food. The teacher who collects the least amount of food wears a comical turkey hat the last day before Thanksgiving break. The teacher who collects the most food gets to wear a crown.
This year, the school collected thousands of nonperishable food items, which were donated to the district’s school food pantries as well as food pantries and soup kitchens in the surrounding area.
At the end of the drive, teacher Enrico Chicon was named the “loser” and wore the creative turkey hat, while this year’s “winner” was Bryan Miller for the third year in a row. Student Michael Lewis was honored as the individual who brought in the most items (more than 400). 

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