Last school year, Mill Creek and Dacula high schools turned their long-lasting rivalry on the field into a competitive “food fight.” This event pitted the two schools against each other to see whose students could collect the most canned goods for a local food bank.
Together, both schools collected over 40 thousand pounds in donations, yet it was Mill Creek who ultimately took home the trophy as its students donated more than 30 thousand pounds of the food collected.
Now, it is once again time for the schools to come together in an effort to make their community better through this new tradition. Students and staff at both schools are hard at work brining in canned vegetables, dry goods, and other food items to be weighed and logged. This year, Principal Jason Lane has added extra incentives to encourage his Hawks to donate. Mr. Lane has offered various prizes to the top donating first period class, as well as the top selling student in each individual grade level.
“The prizes and beating our rival school is exciting the ultimate thinking behind the event, which is to build a sense of community between our students and people in the surrounding area,” said Lane when asked about this year’s prizes. Both schools have the own reasons for fighting hard this year. Dacula must come back from their defeat and Mill Creek wants to defend their title, but in the end the goal is the same: to make an impact in their community.