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Johnson student council gives back


Johnson students celebrate the spirit of giving.

In the month of November, the Johnson High School Student Council donated $400 to the San Antonio Food Bank. The "Jag Shack", Johnson's school store managed by Student Council officers, set aside all of the November profits planning to give them to a local organization. "We chose the SA Food Bank," said sophomoreMack Moncada, StuCo officer. "We know how much food is appreciated during the holidays." Not only did Johnson's Student Council help the Food Bank, they also presented every member of the Johnson custodial staff with a frozen turkey, a ham, and a $50 HEB giftcard.

For December the Johnson Student Council and Dance programs led their school and community in donating toys for Toys for Tots. Spreading the word about the fundraiser was just the beginning of the holiday spirit in the Johnson hallway atmosphere. Teachers received tall wrapped boxes, and created friendly competitions within their classes.

"It was so incredible to see how willing and excited the student body was," said officer and senior at Johnson, Christina Werckle. On December 12, the toys were collected, counted, and delivered. Joyful smiles grew as the count skyrocketed; 874 toys was the total! From bicycles to books and baby blocks to DVDs, students donated toys for all ages. "Toys for Tots was a huge success and our goal is to make it bigger and better every year!" said officer and junior at Johnson, Rachel Gawlik.

There is much more in store for Johnson's Student Council this school year and in years to come. "We love giving back to our community! These opportunities are great blessings to our program" said officer and junior at Johnson, Emily Ross.

Posted on December 19, 2013