For the fourth year in a row, the Polo Park Middle School National Junior Honor Society participated in the WPTV News Channel 5 Bill Brooks Food for Families Food Drive. The school donated nearly 1,200 cans and non-perishable items.
“Counting all those cans and seeing how many we collected for the community, it made me feel really proud to be at Polo Park and in NJHS,” explained NJHS member and Student Government President Karinne Mitchell. “I’m a member of a lot of groups and clubs at Polo Park, but I am most proud of being in NJHS because of all the good we do for others.”
The service project, along with a toy drive and donation to Palms West Hospital every December, are examples of the dedication to the community that Polo Park and its NJHS believe in.
“This is such an amazing group of students,” faculty sponsor Craig Kaliser said. “They truly do care about their fellow students and helping those who are in need. I’m proud to be the sponsor for NJHS every year, but especially with this truly remarkable group.”
ABOVE: Polo Park Middle School students with the cans collected during the food drive.