Principal gets slimed after success of food drive

Helping the hungry and getting to slime the principal were all the motivation Seymour High School students needed to collect more than 7,500 canned goods and nonperishable food items during a recent community service project.

Every year, the school’s Renaissance club, which promotes and recognizes student academic achievements, organizes the drive as a way for students to give back to the community around the holidays.

All food and any cash donations benefited the public food pantry operated by Anchor House, Jackson County’s homeless shelter for families.

Those students who brought in canned goods and food items could use them to vote for which teacher or administrator they wanted to see slimed during a Nov. 9 convocation. The winner or loser, depending on how you look at it, was Spanish teacher Gwen Brown, who was doused with buckets of green slime. Also slimed was study hall monitor Christine Werskey

Since the school met it’s goal, Principal Greg Prange kept his word and allowed staff to slime him too.

Vice Principal Chris Gerbers, who serves as faculty sponsor of Renaissance, said this year the club has partnered with Anchor House, giving students an opportunity to volunteer and help even more people.

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