staff at Vincent Massey Secondary School rallied together over the past month
and showed their dedication to helping those in need, through the school’s
annual can drive. The World Affairs Club, led by teachers Mrs. Totten, Ms. Ulch, Mrs. Hudec, and Mrs. Sun, decided
that every effort would be put forth in order to reach a goal of over 10 000
cans. An overwhelming task, yes, but our
teachers and students were determined to see it happen!
Tailored songs, daily announcements, posters, and wacky
incentives, such as teachers colouring their hair, served to
motivate students well. At the end of
the month, a staggering target of over 13 000 cans donated was reached,
attesting to the collective effort and commitment of so many throughout the
school. If caring can be measured through cans, then students and staff at
Massey have shown their worth--- in a stage overflowing with over 13 000 cans,
to be precise!
Top donator was Ashley Doung, winning the grand prize of an
i-pad mini with 897 points! She was
followed closely by Sarah Hamadani, who won Windsor Spitfire tickets with 858
points. The top senior classes belonged
to Mr. Ing, whose class raised an amazing 2079 points, followed by Mrs. Zieba’s
class, with 1312 points. The top junior
class belonged to Mrs. Hnidei with 966 points, followed by Mr. Tavolieri, with
862 points. Top classes will be rewarded
for their generosity with a pizza party.
The entire student body will also be treated to a winter pep rally,
filled with zany activities such as tricycle races and duct taping the
administration to the wall!
The value of any good deed, of course, is not measured
through any material entity, but in the compassion, kindness, enthusiasm, and
commitment which was put forth on a daily basis by so many. After the cans are given to local food banks
and the gymnasium is empty, our hallways and hearts will continue to be full
and overflowing with the joy and pride that giving has returned to us.
Thank you to Mrs. Totten, Ms. Ulch, Mrs. Hudec, and Mrs. Sun,
along with the students of the World Affairs Club, whose hard work and
commitment made the can drive a success.
Your hard work is appreciated!
Thank you also to all staff, students, and parents, who contributed in
numerous ways, whether it be through donating cans, loading the truck, time, or effort. Job well done, Massey!