Friday, November 16, 2012

Hunger drive concludes, results are in

For the past six weeks, area high schools have competed against each other, scrambling to collect food, for the 2012 Charlotte Student Hunger Drive.

The hunger drive concluded on Wednesday and students collected 112,902 pounds of non-perishable food items for Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.

The donation, worth more than $225,000, is an estimated 29 percent increase over last year's drive, according to Natalie Jenkins, spokeswoman for the hunger drive.

The results: 

Large School Division Winner ($2,000 award) – Fort Mill High School with 13.94 pounds per student   Small School Division Winner ($2,000) – Cabarrus Kannapolis Early College High School with 32.1 pounds per student
Large School Runner Up Winner ($1,000 award) – Nation Ford High School with 7.62 pounds per student
Small School Runner Up Winner ($1,000 award) – Hickory Ridge High School with 9.82 pounds per student
Most Innovative Idea Winner ($250 each) – A tie between South Mecklenburg High School for their “Vote for your CANdidate” event and Providence High School for their promotional ‘Canz A Make Her Dance’ video.
Biggest Increase ($500) – Nation Ford High School with a 113 percent increase over their 2011 total Food Lion Student MVP Award ($250 scholarship) – Bryanna Norwood, East Mecklenburg High School  

Photo courtesy of Natalie Jenkins.