Students collect items for Salvation Army

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. KNOP For the past month, students collected toiletry and hygiene items for the Salvation Army.

It was actually a school-wide competition to see which team accumulated the most points according to the items donated.

The competition even got a little hairy as eleven staff members grew their beards as part of No-Shave November.

"Lots of people donate but, unless you have awareness about how to donate, this is a really easy way to donate for people," said eighth grade student Jenna Hood. "You just bring this stuff in and then we'll take it to the Salvation Army."

Seventh grade science teacher Eric Brunz's team won the competition.

"I thought it was great and they came up with stuff that can be used by anyone at anytime," Brunz said. "They really got into the fact that it was for a good cause. So we are really proud of the kids."

The competition is in its third year.

The school has donated supplies to the Rape and Domestic Abuse Program and Deborah's Legacy over the past two years.