The challenge was set for the school to donate 2,400 food items to the Salvation Army. Over the 11-day period, the students not only met that goal but exceeded it by building a wall of 3,900 items.
“They filled our collection barrels, then created a wall of food,” said BGMS Principal Anthony Alvino. “They did an outstanding job.”
As a treat for doing so well, the entire school had an early dismissal on Nov. 21 in order to attend a special assembly. Starting things off was the challenge of the haircut. By meeting the goal, BGMS teacher Scott Lenhart said he would get his head shaved. Fellow staff member Jenn Dravecky, who serves as student council advisor, did the honors before the entire student body.
Following Lenhart’s scalping was student Cate Green, who was a little more willing to lose her long blonde ponytail as she was donating them to Locks of Love to be made into wigs for cancer patients.
While all the classes did well in the collection, there had to be two classrooms that finished last. Following the haircuts, Assistant Principal Wendy Samford and teacher Lisa Straight were brought to the gym floor where they were wrapped in toilet paper by student council members.
For the finale, BGMS staff members Andy Wade, Doreen Miner, Jeneane Hugus, Eric Diefenderfer, Vince Carnevale and Ryan Barrett each took a seat in front of the student body. They were given cloth aprons to wear and one-by-one they each got their turn at getting a pie in the face before a roaring crowd.
The final pie was saved for BGMS Student Council President Gavin Dill, who Dravecky nailed with not one pie, but two.
Prior to being dismissed for the day, Alvino thanked the students for their efforts.
Photo by J.T. Whitehouse, Town Crier correspondent
Teacher Scott Lenhart gets a little, or a lot, off the top by Jenn Dravecky during a special assembly at Boardman Glenwood Middle School before Thanksgiving break. The assembly was a fun reward for students as the school far exceeded the goal it set for donating food to the Salvation Army.