Haliburton Highlands Secondary School (HHSS) won the Great Grain Challenge Trophy for the fourth consecutive year in the annual event hosted by the Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB).
The two-week event from Feb. 11 to 25 encouraged students to collect grain products for local food banks. Schools received one point for each grain product package and two points for each whole grain product package. At the end of the week, the total number of products collected at each school was calculated and divided by the number of students. HHSS won the competition for the fourth consecutive year with 664 items. The 2,836 products collected by the seven TLDSB secondary schools have been donated to local food banks.
“Everyone in the school got involved throughout the week and feels for the community,” said Chloé Samson, HHSS student and TLDSB student trustee. “It feels good to win, but it is not about winning, but providing for our local food banks.”
The Great Grain Challenge is organized by the G7 Student Senate, a group of students made up of one elected representative from each secondary school that aids communication between students and brings student issues to the Board of Trustees.
|School||Points per student|
|Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School||0.27|
|Fenelon Falls Secondary School||0.55|
|Gravenhurst High School||0.89|
|Haliburton Highlands Secondary School (HHSS)||1.54|
|Huntsville High School||0.14|
|IE Weldon Secondary School||0.83|
|Lindsay Collegiate and Vocational Institute||0.62|