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Highland Student Leads Class in Raising More Than 200 Pounds Of Food For Fauquier Food Bank
Lucas Johnson, a 6th grade student at Highland School, recently organized and led his classmates in a food drive that gathered more than 200 pounds of food to Fauquier Community Food Bank.
On Saturday, February 25th, Lucas welcomed his 6th grade classmates into his home, for an afternoon of class-wide sports and games. As part of the invitation, each student was asked to bring items for donation to the food bank, which—as Lucas recognized—often struggles just after holiday giving season to meet the community’s needs
“The Food Bank gets a lot of attention and donations during the holidays, and there are so many families in our area who are struggling to feed their families,” Lucas wrote in the invitation to his classmates. “I wanted to help and I thought as a class we could do something together to make a difference.”
Lucas and Cameron Smith, 6th grade classmate, delivered the food to Fauquier Community Food Bank on Monday, February 27th.
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About Highland: Founded in 1928, Highland School now serves 480 students from PK to 12th grade. The mission of Highland School is to provide a demanding academic and co-curricular program that develops the skills and character essential for students to meet the challenges of college and leadership in the twenty-first century. Highland provides an environment that fosters both academic and personal growth. Students at all grade levels are offered a rigorous and varied academic program, exposure to the fine and performing arts, and the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of athletic endeavors. Highland's curriculum includes English, mathematics, all of the social sciences, all of the physical sciences, romance and classical languages, and computer science. A diverse range of electives is available in the Middle and Upper Schools including music, studio art, drama, journalism, and photography. Team and individual sports are viewed as integral to each student's development.