The High School Student Council recently coordinated a variety of activities designed to lift the spirits and brighten the holidays for those less fortunate. The student group's 4th Annual Covers for Kids Drive was a success, collecting 130 blankets and pillows to be donated to families staying with loved ones hospitalized at the Janet Weis Children's Hospital. Since its inception, the Covers for Kids Drive has generated 510 blankets and pillows for this cause. Student Council also united with Family and Consumer Science students, and those from G.C. Hartman Elementary, to bring two other yuletide projects to fruition They assisted G.C. Hartman Third Grade students in making Christmas Cards for children hospitalized at Janet Weis Children's Hospital. The cards included wishes of good health and cheer written by the  elementary students. Student Council and the FCS Department joined forces in a Cookies for Courage campaign which involved FCS classes baking the cookies and Student Council delivering them to local emergency responders. The campaign was the students way of saying thank you for the responders' continued service to the communities of the District.
Members of Student Council and G.C. Hartman students pose with cards and gifts to be given to children, who unfortunately, will be patients at the Janet Weis Children's Hospital this holiday season.

Pictured with the donated blankets and pillows received through the Covers for Kids Drive are  Michelle Kerstetter, Emma Rosko, Breanna Burd, Emma Steely, Sarah Rodriguez, Morgan Cole, Emily Bender, and Tori Romania.

Ralpho Township Police Chief Stu Appel was among the first responders thanked through the Cookies for Courage campaign. Pictured with Chief Appel are Sarah Rodriguez, Morgan Cole, Emily Bender, Breanna Burd, Kristin Kremser, Emma Rosko, Emma Steely, Michelle Kerstetter, and Tori Romania.


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