by: Jackson Heiting
Around the holiday season, many LCHS students step up to do what they can to give back to the community this holiday season. With many clubs and students volunteering this holiday season, it’s important that we recognize a few of these people for their work and acts of kindness throughout this holiday season.
Many clubs take this time of year as an opportunity to help others in the community. Diversity club had their annual hygiene drive this year. They were able to break their record with over 2,000 items! “Students went above and beyond! I am very proud of the students that participated,” said Mrs. Schmalz, leader of the Diversity Club. Items like lotion, soap, feminine hygiene products, pillows, flip flops, pajamas, or even garbage bags and washcloths were accepted and donated to Homeless Connections and Harbor House on December 1st. As a reward for the student body’s hard work, the top three classes that brought in the most products to donate received a free breakfast from the Diversity Club.
FBLA and the Mustang Locker Room hosted a drive that collected un-opened gifts for a 20% coupon for local children by the Salvation Army and Marine Corps. Reserves. “The true reward is the feeling that they will receive by giving a toy to a needy child this Christmas!” said Mr. Lavigne, the FBLA advisor. This promotion was able to bring in many different and useful toys for toys for tots.Finally, 29 people signed up to give blood for this fall’s blood drive at LCHS. Headed by Student Council, this event was able to collect 13 units of blood. The efforts helped to save 39 lives throughout the Fox Valley community. “Donating blood is awesome; you get free cookies,” said Ashley Smith, who was the chairperson of the drive this year. The next blood drive for LCHS is February 15th. See Ashley to sign up!