By: Anna Brumby
Newnan High School shattered last year’s Can-A-Thon collections.
Last year, NHS raised 12,461 cans and donated them to the local food pantry. However, this year NHS raised 15,638 cans and donated them to the food pantry.
NHS, along with all other Coweta county schools, supported their community by backing the Junior Service League’s 32nd annual Can-A-Thon.
Everything that was raised was donated to the Coweta County Food Pantry in order to help provide for those in need. Especially with the holidays coming around, the Food Pantry relies on the schools’ donations to help those who cannot provide for themselves.
Each week the top classes were rewarded with cookies or donuts, and the overall class that made the most donations over the three week window was rewarded with a chicken biscuit breakfast.
NHS holds an annual Powder Puff game in support of the Can-A-Thon. The Powder Puff game serves as the biggest donating drive for the Can-A-Thon each year at NHS in terms of advertising and collections.
This year the Powder Puff game raised approximately $2,700, which is $300 more than last year’s total.
The Powder Puff Cheerleaders and Powder Puff King contest raised $296.54, and the sale of concessions at the Powder Puff game contributed an amount of $242.25. The remaining balance was contributed from the price of admission to the game.
The Powder Puff King contest this year at NHS was a huge success and greatly supported the Can-A-Thon.
The following students choose to represent their senior class at the Powder Puff King contestants as well as dressing up as cheerleaders at the actual Powder Puff game: CJ Houston, Chris Grier, Jason Moore, Sam Whitehead, Sawyer Steele, Blake Crossing, Ryan Wood, Christian Stargell, Brady Barnes, Trevor Roberts and Matthew Pfaltzgraf.
The Powder Puff King was elected based on contributions and donations from their peers, families and the community in support of the Can-A-Thon.
The students dressed up in uniform, campaigned on campus and made a surprise appearance in each lunch to garner support and advertise the drive.
After all the donations were calculated, Sawyer Steele was elected as NHS 2015’s Powder Puff King.
The senior cheerleaders also cheered the senior class to victory during the Powder Puff game, when the senior girls would post a 14-0
victory against the juniors.
NHS would like to express its gratitude and appreciation for all of the donations, contributions and support to make this effort possible.