According to Guidance Counselor Jennifer Nigut, the students began collecting the canned goods and toys on November 26, 2012 and finished on December 7, 2012. The grade levels collected food as a class competition, with the class that collected the most food winning a pizza party.
Gayla Campbell's class received first place, collecting 1,294 items; Ginny Smith's class collected 538 items, winning them second place; and Heather McHaney's class collected 110 items, coming in third place. The school as a whole collected approximately 2,784 items for the Good Neighbor Project.
"They overwhelm me every year," said Nigut. "Each year it just gets bigger and bigger and better and better." She went on to say that "it's always exciting to see."
The toy drive, a competition by grade level, was recently held. Students at South Elementary raised approximately 300 toys for Toys for Tots. Students in the third and fifth grades tied for the toy drive and will be treated with an extra recess and a treat.