GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: In one night, Mountain View High School students collect 1,300 canned goods

Peachtree Ridge High students receive chorus honors

In what has become an annual event, Mountain View High students in one night recently collected more than 1,000 canned goods for a local food pantry.

The students are members of career and technical student organizations such as Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Future Business Leaders of America and Distributive Education Clubs of America. On Oct. 30, they went trick-or-treating for cans in neighborhoods around the school and collected 1,300 cans in two hours.

An incentive for the students were Halloween costume prizes.

“I look forward to trick-or-treat for cans each year because it’s fun to dress up with my friends from school and go around to houses explaining what we’re doing,” senior DECA Vice President Cara Steinocher said in a press release. “Families always seem willing to give, and I’m glad I can do my part to help.”

The groups donated the canned goods to the Footprints Food Pantry at Northview Church in Buford, which provides Thanksgiving and Christmas meals for local families.

Health and wellness fair

Burnette Elementary School is hosting a health, wellness and safety fair for the community at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The event will consist of a fitness obstacle course, health and wellness vendors, blood pressure screenings, climbing on a Suwanee fire truck and guest speakers.

Peachtree Ridge chorus receive honors

Peachtree Ridge High chorus members recently participated in the District 13 Honor Chorus, where 25 students spent two days at the Classic Center in Athens rehearsing and performing. The students performed alongside singers from Gwinnett and surrounding counties.

The participating students were: Imani Nelson-Grant, Lizzie Patrick, Katie Beazley, Jevon Martin, Wynter Webb, Lauren Dangerfield, Camryn Bryant, David Kang, Cole Parker, Amin Abraham-Quiles, Frankie Reda, Katie Timmons, Natalie Phillips, Michael Cox, Bradyn Carroll, Jack Nguyen, Keshav Kalathoor, Julia Lanier, Kristan Parish, Eric Fitzgerald, Catherine Lumunauw, Khyra Kelley, Joshua Hawkins, Jenna Kim and Anissa Smit.

Parkview students win German awards

Several Parkview High students recently won awards in a Kennesaw University German poetry contest. The theme of the contest was “Feste und Feiertage” (Festivals and Celebrations). Brittany Camacho won first place in German 2, Bart Wisniewski won first place in German 3, Hildana Haileyesus won third place in AP German and Anna Zons won first place in the Native Speaker category.

Peachtree Ridge Playhouse wins first in region

Peachtree Ridge Playhouse actors and technical crew took first place recently in a region competition for their one-act play “Moon Over Buffalo.” They advanced to the state championship for the second year in a row and the fifth time in school history. Jamie Aspinwall and Caden Gaskins were named to the all-star cast, while McKenna Rogness was named Best Supporting Actress. Jimmy Slezak was named Best Actor, and the stage crew won Best Technical Crew.

Keith Farner writes about education. Good News from Schools appears in the Sunday edition of the Daily Post.