Comments for: Lincoln junior high school raises more than $6,000 for food cupboards

Posted Dec. 30, 2012, at 6:58 p.m.

Mattanawcook Junior High School fifth-graders came up big for the food banks of Lincoln and Chester this holiday season by raising $6,280 — enough to buy about $40,000 worth of food and toiletries for area families, officials said Sunday. The students of teachers Betty Bickford, Dan Laverty, Tracie Murchison, Diana …

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  • Anonymous

    Congrats, MJHS! I was told that this would buy more than $49,000 worth of food for the food pantries/cupboards. What a beautiful gift to your community. These children will continue to give and contribute as they grow after being exposed to this type of generosity.
    I was told that the superintendent did not attend this event. I was also told that the principal at this school did not say anything at the event. Not even a “Thanks” to those kids and teachers. I hope that is not true. Even with poor leadership in those two individuals, those kids and teachers came through for their community.
    From the rest of us, THANK YOU!!!

    • Anonymous

      The assembly belonged solely to the 5th graders who planned and ran the whole thing. There were no adults involved in this presentation by choice of the students. The principal did congratulate the students personally in their classroom and passed on kudos to the teachers involved throughout the project. The superintendent had a previous commitment but passed on congratulations as well. Please do not take a positive moment and turn it into something it’s not. We are proud of our students and THAT is the whole story.

  • Anonymous

    What a great human interest story, good for front page news.

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