EBR Schools Collect Thousands of Pounds of Food during “Feed-A-Family” Drive
- Nov 14, 07
Nearly two dozen East Baton Rouge Parish Schools filled barrels full of canned goods and other food items for the “Feed-A-Family” food drive. The drive was in support of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Students, staff and community members brought in non-perishable food items from October 13th-November 10th. The numbers are still coming in, but Amy Sellers of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank says EBR schools have made a great effort. “The schools have been great. They are already exceeding the amount of food they collected in past years,” she said. A few school collection numbers have been reported, including Banks Elementary, which collected over 1200 pounds. The Broadmoor Middle Junior Beta Club collected more than 1,000 pounds of food in one week, and Sellers says Buchanan Elementary brought in more than 600 pounds of food.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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