JHS Student Council, SADD hold multiple events to benefit community

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With October behind us and November underway, Johnston High School’s Student Council and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) groups are getting into the swing of things this school year with multiple endeavors benefiting the community.

On Friday, Nov. 6, the sophomore class of 2023 held a Dress-Down Day where faculty and staff donated money to support pancreatic cancer research. The class offered a huge thanks to advisor Peggy Guilmetter and class president Ayomide Josephine Olagundoye for organizing the Dress-Down Day. Meanwhile, students in the building and at home sported their purple clothes to support the cause this November, which is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

In addition to Purple Day festivities, SADD began their annual canned food drive on Thursday, Nov. 5. Last year, students and teachers alike brought in thousands of nonperishable food items to benefit a local church’s food pantry in time for Thanksgiving. This year, SADD will be donating all items to Our Lady of Grace Parish to help those in need during these incredibly difficult times.

As with most events at the high school, the canned food drive doubles as a friendly competition between the four classes to see which class can collect the highest number of items. Several members of the winning class will be drawn from a hat and will receive prizes, courtesy of SADD.

We encourage all students, their families, faculty, and staff to bring in items to support this effort. Tables are set up in the lower library for items to be dropped off at the beginning of the school day. 

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