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The Student News Site of North Polk High School

The Orbit

‘Tis The Season

How North Polk High School is Giving Back to the Community
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Christmas tree in the commons where one can donate gifts for Blank Children’s Hospital.

As the end of the year approaches, the season for giving begins. At North Polk High School, a variety of events hosted by the Student Council set forth into the spirit of giving. 

From the dates of November 13-17, Student Council’s Thanksgiving Food Drive was able to gather four 30 pound tote bags of food and distribute it to the Comet Cupboards.

The Student Council also hosted a Blood Donation Drive in partnership with LifeServe Blood Center on Thursday, Nov. 30. The event went on from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and had a celebrated turnout. 

Student Council President Caroline Cromely explained that this is the first year since 2018 that North Polk High School hosted the blood drive, and she hopes it becomes an annual tradition.

Cromley stated that the number of students and staff that signed up to donate blood was more than expected which she expressed “delited [council members.”

Parked outside North Polk High School was the LifeServe vehicle where students and staff were able to donate.

In an ongoing event, the Principal’s Council is hosting a toy drive for Blank Children’s Hospital until Tuesday, Dec. 19. One can leave their unwrapped gifts under and/or nearby the Christmas tree in the commons. The exceptions for said gifts are stuffed animals and anything food related. 

Council member Wyatt Massoth expressed “not everyone gets to spend the holidays with their family or receive gifts this year, and by donating [one] could give a gift to a kid that may really need it and appreciate it.”

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