Seahurst Elementary students donate nearly 3,700 Items to food bank

Seahurst Elementary nearly doubled its original goal to collect 2,000 items for the Highline Food Bank.

Highline Public Schools press release:

Seahurst Elementary students, families, and staff set a goal to collect more than 2,000 items for the Highline Food Bank.

Thanks to the leadership of students and the generosity of families, the school nearly doubled its goal, contributing 3,661 items for needy families.

The Seahurst Student Council, comprised of two representatives from each classroom in grades three through six, enthusiastically led publicity for the food drive. They made and placed posters and talked with students in all classrooms about the importance of the event.

“The generosity shown by our families is remarkable,” said Seahurst Elementary Principal Chris Larsen. “More than 80 percent of our students qualify for free- or reduced-price lunch, and our families may be struggling themselves during this holiday season. I am very proud of our students, who have demonstrated the joy of giving to those less fortunate.”

As a reward for reaching and exceeding the goal, the entire school will enjoy an extra recess period.

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