FCA’s annual cereal drive has been going on for the last few weeks, and this is the final week for students to bring in cereal. The goal is to have 1,000 boxes of cereal by Friday, and so far students have brought in 450 boxes.
Myers Elementary students have brought in 81 boxes of cereal, the middle school 213, and the high school 132.
All cereal boxes and proceeds will be donated to the St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry in Altoona.
“We are hoping to have a strong finish like we have had in the past with our cereal drives to make that push to get close to 1000 boxes. Every box of cereal helps. Our school community is always very generous, so even if we do not reach our goal, we are still helping feed people in our area,” said Mr. Nick Lovrich, FCA advisor.
In 2015, FCA held their annual cereal drive and the B-A student body set a record of 1,500 cereal boxes, so by setting the goal of 1,000 FCA is hoping for another groundbreaking year.
Students should bring their cereal boxes into their home rooms to be placed in a special box provided by FCA, and the homeroom with the most boxes will win the cereal box race and a pizza party.
The leader of the homeroom race for the most boxes of cereal in the middle school is Mr. Collins’ homeroom with 133 boxes. The leader in the high school is Mrs. Frank’s homeroom with 32 boxes with Mrs. Riddle’s homeroom not far behind with 31.