By Joshua Glenn, News Writer

Hurricane Sandy swept across and devastated New York starting October 29, 2012. As a first service project, Beta Club members banded together at the beginning of November to participate in a food drive for Sandy victims.

They were asked to bring canned food, which had to be brought in by November 30.

Freshmen took the cans to Mrs. Alexandria Williams, Science Teacher; Sophomores to Mr. Stephen Milligan, English Teacher; Juniors to Mrs. Rona Stuart, Beta Club Sponsor; and Seniors to Ms. Jessica Robison, English Teacher.

Other groups joined in the food drive as well.

“The National Honor Society and Beta Club as well as Senior Leaders, Teacher Cadets and ROTC participated in the food drive for Hurricane Sandy victims,” Stuart said.

“About 300 cans were collected,” she said

Beta club members showed great interest and readiness in the idea of giving to people who may have less and even felt there should be more than just a few of these programs every year.

“I feel the food drive is an excellent gesture of community service, a much appreciated act of kindness that should be carried out throughout the year as opposed to a brief time period because there should never be a time constraint when it comes to helping others,” Junior Briana Davidson said.

“I contributed to the food drive by bringing three canned goods,” she said.

The food drive brought out a consciousness regarding social unity.

“I believe having a food drive provides a helpful way to support others in need, which shows the community and country we are capable of supporting one another,” Junior Zaria Kinsler said.

“I provided five can goods to the food drive,” she said.

Beta Club members:

Briana Abraham

Ja’Nee Abraham

Zakiyyud-din Ameen

Larry Brown-Dobbs

LaQuentin Brunson

Victor Chandler

Jaris Cochran

Micah Crumpton

Briana Davidson

X’Avier Douglas

James Farrow

Laurielle Gibson

Jocelyn Grace

Cyrus Hall

Samuel Harmon

Anthony Harris

Ashli Humphrey

Chibuzo Ibemere

Kashmir Iman

Diamond Jones

D’Vaughn Kelley

LaEtta King

Zaria Kinsler

Khadijah Lesane

Jasmine Mack

Samanuel Martin

Keri McQueen

Tamia Morris

Taylor Neal

Hakeisha Parks

Kiera Savage

Jordyn Seibles

Gabrielle Simpson

Asyria Sims

Tykira Smalls

Nickolus Stewart

Ayanna Suber

Precious Suber

Linda Taylor

Tarnisha Thomas

Desia Truesdale

Cora Webb