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Bobcats Demonstrate True Giving Spirit

posted Dec 15, 2016, 10:56 AM by Lee Stephens   [ updated Dec 15, 2016, 10:56 AM ]
‘Tis better to give than to receive. We have heard this adage over and over since childhood and strive to teach our children the value and worthiness of this timeless sentiment. Yet, in a school with greater than 50% of its population qualifying for free or reduced price meals, one might expect a charitable giving drive to achieve modest results. Here at Seneca Middle School, however, our students have proven more than once that they have wholeheartedly embraced the giving spirit regardless of their own need. Not only did they shatter goal after goal during our Socktober drive to collect socks and toiletry items for Our Daily Rest (ultimately donating over 2300 items), but they quickly followed up with an amazing total of more than 2700 non-perishable food items being donated to Our Daily Bread from our annual canned food drive in November. Students throughout the school participated through their donations but the drives were spearheaded and organized by the SMS’s Junior Beta Club, DEN afterschool program and Out of the Blue broadcast crew. Principal Al LeRoy said of these drives, “We speak of Cattitude with our students on a pretty regular basis at Seneca Middle School. Our students have shown us what this looks like through their service, kindness, leadership, and overall effort to help others in this great community of ours. I could not be prouder of them.”