Friday, October 16, 2015

School Spirit Challenge- Winthrop High School

Winthrop High School (WHS) has been chosen this year, among seven other high schools, to participate in the School Spirit Challenge. The School Spirit Challenge is sponsored by the Good Shepherd Food Bank to bring relief to hunger in the Central Maine area, while combating hunger and fundraising for our local Winthrop Food Pantry. Each year, schools across the state are asked to participate in making a difference, both locally and statewide, by collecting food and funds to support relief. As part of the effort, schools participate in a school-wide assembly, from 6:00 - 8:00 a.m., on a Friday in October to showcase their efforts and to celebrate “making a difference.”
WHS is proud of the work of students, staff, and local businesses in our endeavors in making a difference. Charlie’s Motor Mall of Augusta has been very generous in donating a 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage to be raffled off this year. Local businesses (located on our website have been selling tickets for $20 each and will raffle off 700 tickets for a chance to win the car!
One quarter of every dollar that is raised from this event will be donated directly to our local food pantry. We will be hosting our celebration on October 23rd, from 6:00 - 8:00 a.m., which will be televised on WCSH and Fox 23 that morning. At the football game that evening, the raffle winner will be drawn on live television and given the keys to their new car. Scott Riccio, owner and operator of Northeast School Bus Services, has generously donated the cost of buses and drivers to make an additional bus run to pick up students between 5:15 and 5:45 a.m. the morning of October 23rd.  Regularly scheduled bus runs will also take place that day. We are hopeful that all students will be present for our televised celebration with games and contests.
We appreciate the opportunity to make a difference for the State of Maine, as well as in our local community of Winthrop and hope to showcase our efforts that morning. Parents and community members are welcomed to attend.
Many thanks for all that you do to help make Winthrop High School a great place to attend school. Please feel free to contact me at 377-2228 should you wish to discuss this information further or refer to our website for more details.

Keith R. Morin                                               
Winthrop High School