Plymouth, MA (PressExposure) December 12, 2009 -- One would think high school students might be a bit old for toys at Christmas time. But for a select group of Plymouth North High School, toys have been one of their primary focuses with the recent launching of a toy drive for underprivileged children in November. This effort earned this group of students the Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac Driven Student of the Month award.
The group of students, comprised of members of a student advisory group, initiated the campaign on November 10. Placing boxes strategically throughout the school, the group encouraged fellow students and teachers to donate new toys. After December 11, the toys will then be donated to Salvation Army, the Plymouth Fire Department and some local churches for distribution.
"In this season of giving, there are so many heartwarming stories of people sharing with those less fortunate. This is definitely one of them," said Margaret Foley, one of the advisory group teachers. "What makes me most proud of this group of students is that they came up with this idea on their own and sought out the Salvation Army, the Fire Department and other groups that could use this kind of donation."
For their good deeds, the students were treated to a pizza party, courtesy of Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac. Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac President Jeff Tracy and Sales Manager David Gavin delivered the pizzas and drink koozies as a gift for those attending.
Students taking part in the toy drive include: Haylie Beitel, Katrina Borofski, Adam Chapman, Taylor Cloran, Karmyn DeAngelo, Cody Farragher, Brittany Freeman-Hayden, Kevin Goe, Jessica Gordon, Richard Guevremont, Erik Hansen, Kara Harper, Devin Hood, Patrick Horgan, Bryan Hughes, Rachel McCormack, Jennifer Noviello, Chucky Phachansiri, Michael Pratt, Sarah Schoeneberg, Kim Wallant and Jamie William.
"Part of why Tracy does the Driven Student award is we feel young people do not get enough credit for the positive contributions they make. This group, with their toy drive, is an excellent example. The Driven Student award is just our way to recognizing this accomplishment," said Jeff Tracy, president of Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac.
Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac's Driven Student program recognizes Plymouth high school students for their performance and achievements in and out of the classroom. Awarded on a monthly basis, recipients are selected by faculty and advisors at the student's given school.