Students Donate Thousands Of Food Items

By: Jared Cerullo Email
By: Jared Cerullo Email

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Students from Garden Plain and Conway Springs have taken their deep rivalry on the football field to a whole new level by organizing a contest to see who could donate the most food to charity.

"Our student council president thought of the idea on a trip last summer," said Conway Springs student TJ Sones. "We figured why not challenge Garden Plain since they're our biggest rival."

These two schools have been fighting to see who can donate more food to a local charity. It was a close call for the entire week.

"Usually, our goal is a thousand and we reached that way before the end of the game Friday," said Allison Hullinger, another Conway Springs student.

This is actually not the first time these two schools have had this competition, but it's by far the biggest response they've ever had.

"We're going to hand deliver ours to the Lord's Diner in Wichita," said Garden Plain student Dalton Stanfield.

The contest results were announced at halftime of the school's football game. In the end, Conway Springs got people to donate more than 8,900 items of food, but Garden Plain came out on top by getting people to donate more than 9,200 items.

Conway Springs decided to donate their stash to a church mission store in their city.

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