By Lauren E. Prince
Lauren Prince is a student at Wertheimer Middle School. Wertheimer is a sixth grade campus in Lamar Consolidated Independent School District.
“It’s about helping people,” says Pearlyn, a student council member at Wertheimer Middle School. Wertheimer Middle sponsored a food drive and a toy drive and what she said pretty much explains all of it. The food drive was to help people that need food and do not get food as often as they need it. The toy drive was to help kids whose families have trouble purchasing Christmas gifts. Both efforts are about helping people.
On the wall in the WMS cafeteria, there was a Christmas tree that had little pieces of paper that said either “boy” or “girl” as well as the age of the child. Students were able to choose a piece of paper, go home, buy the present, and bring it back to school. “I got a present for a boy–cars and a football,” says Justine in my math class. After all the presents were returned, Wertheimer delivered the presents to the children. I think that it was a wonderful thing to do because some kids do not get as much as they deserve and the toy drive made it possible.
Near the front office there was a barrel where people could put food that they wanted to give. “I brought in four cans of food,” said Justine. After the barrel was full Wertheimer delivered the food to the people. I think that was also a thoughtful thing to do because food is something everybody needs and it pains me to think that some people do not get the food they need. Thankfully, because of the food drive, people were able to get food they need.
Because of the food drive and the toy drive people were happier this Christmas! I know I was happy–for the kids that got a present and the people that got the food!