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Champions for Charity Aid Sussex County Residents
Release Date: June 16, 2011

 View Printable News Story  --  The 2010-2011 Champions for Charity fight against hunger food drive campaign ended the year with a total of 54,817 pounds of food collected for Sussex County residents in need.

The 2010-2011 Champions for Charity fight against hunger food drive campaign ended the year with a total of 54,817 pounds of food collected for Sussex County residents in need.

Sparta High School kicked-off this year’s Champions for Charity on the 2nd of November, raising 11,460 pounds of food. Courtney Noone, Vice President of the National Honor Society, led the Honor Society in involving the entire school in the food drive. The Life Skills Class made signs and posters and counted the donations of food. Pat Flynn of Sodexo, a food service company, donated hundreds of cookies to give out in exchange for donations.

Newton High School collected 1,020 pounds of food during their participation in the Champions for Charity campaign on November 30, 2010. Interact Advisor Jack Choma, Co-Presidents Caroline Butler and Kayla Williams, and members Annie DeFeo, Erin Wolters, Charlotte Paparella, and Casey Gallagher were instrumental in orchestrating this event.

High Point Regional High School students raised 5,020 pounds of food during their participation in the Champions for Charity campaign on December 21, 2010. Frankford Township School, Lafayette Township School and the Sussex Wantage Board of Education also collected food to help with the effort. Sussex Fire Department also collected donations and personally delivered them to the event.

Kittatinny Regional High School collected a total of 2,395 pounds of food during their participation with Champions for Charity on January 25, 2011. Advisor Mary Simpson, Member Ellen Tomlinson and Secretary Tess Oldfield of the National Honor Society led the effort. Kittatinny Junior High and the Stillwater Elementary School also assisted by collecting donations.

Sussex County Technical School collected a total of 1,965 pounds of food during their participation with Champions for Charity on February 24, 2011. Athletic Director Debbie Keiper, the National Honor Society led by President Codi Beaubais and Vice President Gabriella Kalipetis, and the Freshman Cosmetology Group led the effort.

Pope John XXIII Regional High School collected a total of 12,074 pounds of food during their participation with Champions for Charity on March 10, 2011, along with a collection they held during December 2010. Reverend George A. Brown Memorial School, Immaculate Conception Regional School and St. Joseph Regional School also assisted by collecting donations.

Wallkill Valley Regional High School collected a total of 7,913 pounds of food during their participation with Champions for Charity on March 29, 2011. Student Council Advisor Lauren Donohue and President Melissa Conrad led the effort. Franklin Elementary School, the Ogdensburg PTO, and the Hardyston Middle and Elementary Schools also assisted to help raise donations.

Hopatcong High School collected a total of 2,460 pounds of food during their participation with Champions for Charity on April 5, 2011. National Honor Society Advisor Lisa Kenny and President Kelcey Brennan led the effort.

Lenape Valley Regional High School collected a total of 1,350 pounds of food during their participation with Champions for Charity on May 31, 2011. Business and technology teacher Jennifer Cautero, Student Council members Ashley Bostwick, Matt Fordham, Ing Collins and Austin Lamicella along with Ms. Cautero’s third period Web Page class took the lead in raising the donations.

Vernon Township High School collected 9,160 pounds of food during their participation with Champions for Charity on June 2, 2011. Co-Peer Advisors Susan Ross and Sarah Ulrich, Member Erin McLaughlin, and Co-Presidents of the Student Council Matt Hall and Kathleen Flynn led the effort. Glen Meadow Middle School Peer Leader Kathie Belli and Peer Leader Amanda Mudrick led the effort in their school to help raise donations. This was a joint district effort and all Vernon schools worked together to help raise donations.

Thanks to the combined efforts of Sussex County students and staff, many Sussex County residents in need were fed. They are truly Champions for Charity.

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