Revere battles Copley in canned food drive

Lily Cowie, Staff Reporter

Revere High School and Copley High School battled for a good cause in a district competition to collect canned foods for struggling members of the community.

Student Council President Becca Fisher spoke about the annual canned food drive.

“Every winter, we partner with the Akron Canton Food Bank so that our students can help provide meals to people in our area. . . .  Student Council does a few community outreach projects throughout the school year like our senior citizen events and our blood drives, but I feel like this particular project affects the largest amount of people,” Fisher said.

Student Council Secretary Ellie Edwards discussed Student Council’s role in the drive.

“We plan and organize the entire thing; we are in charge of it. We have weekly officer meetings to discuss how to advertise the drive and the timeline of everything. We schedule announcements, make posters, and notify staff about the drive,” Edwards said.

Fisher mentioned Revere’s involvement in the drive the previous year.

“[Student Council] started the competition between Revere and Copley for this event last year. We decided to continue it this year and our theme is ‘Beat Copley, Beat Hunger’,” Fisher said.

Assistant Principal Doug Faris explained how Student Council determined the winner this year.

“It’s based on the total weight of all the food collected. [Student Council] figure out how many meals per kid, which is how they determine the winner. . . . [The drive] began at the girls basketball game at Copley, Saturday, December 9,” Faris said.

Edwards also commented on how students should contribute.

“We encourage everyone to get involved! This is a great cause and an easy way to give back!” Edwards said.

Students contributed to the drive from Saturday, December 9 to Monday, December 18. Student Council announced the winner of the competition at the December 19 basketball game against Copley.