Wagner Community School students showed their commitment to the community last fall.
Students contributed more than 1,500 pounds of food to the local food pantry as part of a food drive for the American Education Week celebration. Contributions were accepted between November 14 and November 30.
Grade levels went head to head to see who could collect the most food with the winning groups receiving a root beer float party for their generosity.
The competition was particularly fierce in the elementary grades.
The first through fourth grades collected 926 pounds of food with the third graders bringing in 331 pounds alone!
Early Learning Center students brought in 306 pounds of food, while the middle school students gathered 200 pounds of food and the high school students accounted for 138 pounds of food.
“The true meaning of Christmas is certainly exhibited by our students at WCS!” Wagner Elementary Principal Carol Ersland said. “It is more blessed to give at this time of year. A huge thanks to all who contributed.”