Students in the Phoenix Central School District joined forces with members of the community on Oct. 5 to raise funds to help fight hunger as part of the annual CROP Walk.
The event, sponsored by Church World Service, was a united effort among students, staff, local churches and community groups, according to PCSD physical education teacher Angie Neiss.
There were 15 high school National Honor Society members and 17 middle school Junior Honor Society members who participated in the two-mile walk throughout the village of Phoenix.
In addition to the honor society representatives who walked, dozens of other students showed their support by making donations.
“The total raised by both organizations was approximately $850,” Neiss said, noting that she was proud of the students’ efforts.
National Honor Society students volunteer their time to various organizations and charities as part of their service to the community.