Tribune staff reports

Seymour Middle School and the Sixth Grade Center recently completed the second annual spring clothing drive.

The goal was to collect 5,000 items, said history teacher and clothing drive co-sponsor Chris Kleber.

Students far exceeded that amount, bringing in a total of 10,442 pieces of clothing for the Jackson County Clothing Center in Seymour.

Because the schools surpassed their goal, the students earned a dress-down day April 29.

Top individual collectors were Jason Mitchell, sixth grade; Drailynn Gay, seventh grade; and Pujaben Patel, eighth grade.

The PRIDE classes collecting the most items were Jennifer Miller’s sixth-grade class, Matt Martin’s seventh-grade class and Lisa Freeman’s eighth-grade class. These three classes will receive a pizza party.

Students who collected 75 or more items earned $100 Owl Bucks to spend at the Seymour Middle School store Owley Gallery and a pizza party with the principal.