Not only did Hampton Bays Middle School students enjoy themselves at the annual Harvest Games on Nov. 21 at Hampton Bays Middle School, but they also collected more than 400 food items to be donated to the Hampton Bays Food Pantry. Wearing class colors, students in fifth- through eighth-grade rivaled each other in nine field day-type events, such as stack the cups, corn toss and tug-o-war. The eighth-grade class was deemed the winner. Seventh-grade came in second, followed by the fifth- and sixth-grades.
Students also made posters and wrote essays on the history of Thanksgiving. Each grade was challenged to collect as much food for the food pantry as possible, earning points that went toward their Harvest Games score. The sixth-grade collected the most food.
The students also raised $250 that will be donated to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation in the name of William Lindsay, who passed away from the disease. Lindsay’s grandchildren attend the school, and his daughter works or the district.
Photo Caption: Hampton Bays Middle School students competed in the tug-o-war event during the annual Harvest Games on Nov. 21 at Hampton Bays Middle School.
Photo courtesy of the Hampton Bays School District