Number of Participants: 65
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $2,197
Event Amount Raised: $350
Event Type: Poverty & Homelessness
Date: October 21, 2019
Westhampton Beach Senior High School
Lilac Road, Westhampton Beach
Although Westhampton Beach High School had to cancel its annual homecoming parade due to ongoing construction on Main Street, school spirits weren’t dampened. Instead of a parade, the school’s student government hosted a successful battle of the classes that raised money for its annual holiday Adopt-A-Family program.
“It was such a success that we hope to keep it going in the future,” said student council co-adviser Dariah Luciano.
Held Oct. 21, the battle featured several events for freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, including a field goal competition, a tic-tac-toe relay, cornhole, musical chairs, a three-legged race, a 4×200 relay, tug or war and other field day-type events. Students paid $20 each for a shirt and to participate.
In total, $350 was raised for Adopt-A-Family. Participants also brought nonperishable goods that were donated to the Ronald McDonald House.
Photo caption: Westhampton Beach High School students raised money for those in need while participating in an inaugural battle of the classes on Oct. 21.
Photo courtesy of the Westhampton Beach Union Free School District