S-C students give back for Thanksgiving


Smith-Cotton High School Student Council and JROTC members, along with STUCO adviser Greg Willson, join hands and share what they are thankful for Tuesday in the school parking lot before delivering baskets of Thanksgiving food items to families in need. Many of the students said they were thankful for family, friends, freedom and the ability to help the less fortunate in their community.


Smith-Cotton Student Council representative Devin Hill, center, is joined by JROTC cadets, from left, Kaylee Brown, Azaria Moran, Kelsey Chalfant and Mariela Gomez as the students shared what they are thankful for before delivering Thanksgiving baskets.


Smith-Cotton Student Council members Saige Peterson, left, and Courtney Koetting deliver Thanksgiving baskets to families in need Tuesday afternoon. The baskets contained items for the families to make their own traditional Thanksgiving meal.


Freshman Student Council rep Valentyna Usyk strikes a pose with a turkey before adding it to a basket for delivery.


Thanksgiving meal items are sorted into boxes before being placed in baskets for delivery to local families.


Smith-Cotton High School Student Council and JROTC members, along with STUCO adviser Greg Willson, join hands and share what they are thankful for Tuesday in the school parking lot before delivering baskets of Thanksgiving food items to families in need. Many of the students said they were thankful for family, friends, freedom and the ability to help the less fortunate in their community.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_STUCO.JROTC_.jpgSmith-Cotton High School Student Council and JROTC members, along with STUCO adviser Greg Willson, join hands and share what they are thankful for Tuesday in the school parking lot before delivering baskets of Thanksgiving food items to families in need. Many of the students said they were thankful for family, friends, freedom and the ability to help the less fortunate in their community.

Smith-Cotton Student Council representative Devin Hill, center, is joined by JROTC cadets, from left, Kaylee Brown, Azaria Moran, Kelsey Chalfant and Mariela Gomez as the students shared what they are thankful for before delivering Thanksgiving baskets.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_STUCO.JROTC3_.jpgSmith-Cotton Student Council representative Devin Hill, center, is joined by JROTC cadets, from left, Kaylee Brown, Azaria Moran, Kelsey Chalfant and Mariela Gomez as the students shared what they are thankful for before delivering Thanksgiving baskets.

Smith-Cotton Student Council members Saige Peterson, left, and Courtney Koetting deliver Thanksgiving baskets to families in need Tuesday afternoon. The baskets contained items for the families to make their own traditional Thanksgiving meal.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_STUCO.JROTC4_.jpgSmith-Cotton Student Council members Saige Peterson, left, and Courtney Koetting deliver Thanksgiving baskets to families in need Tuesday afternoon. The baskets contained items for the families to make their own traditional Thanksgiving meal.

Freshman Student Council rep Valentyna Usyk strikes a pose with a turkey before adding it to a basket for delivery.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_STUCO.JROTC5_.jpgFreshman Student Council rep Valentyna Usyk strikes a pose with a turkey before adding it to a basket for delivery.

Thanksgiving meal items are sorted into boxes before being placed in baskets for delivery to local families.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_STUCO.JROTC6_.jpgThanksgiving meal items are sorted into boxes before being placed in baskets for delivery to local families.

Smith-Cotton High School’s Student Council was joined this year by the Tiger Battalion JROTC program in providing Thanksgiving baskets to local families in need.

The two groups had done separate Thanksgiving outreach efforts in the past, and this year Command Sgt. Major Randy Woods, a JROTC instructor, suggested to STUCO adviser Greg Willson that they join forces. On Tuesday, the students assembled the items for the baskets, which contained the ingredients for a traditional Thanksgiving meal, and delivered them across the Sedalia area.

The contents were donated by Smith-Cotton students and staff members. About 30 families received the baskets.

Student Council representative Brady Herrington said, “It’s awesome to see our school come together as one student body and be a part of an organization that gives back to the community.”

Sedalia Democrat
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