The Thanksgiving Drive takes place at Morristown-West every year. The whole school participates in a competition to see which third period class can bring the most food. The top two third period classes that bring the most food are awarded a pizza party. This year, the classes’ pizza party was sponsored by Arrowhead Church. The boxes of food raised go to families in Hamblen County that need food during the holiday season. Each box is filled with different foods such as canned beans and peas, mashed potatoes, ham/turkey, broth, and soups.
This year, the winning third period classes were Mrs. Amy Whaley’s class and Mr. Wes Harbin’s class. Collectively, West raised over 120 boxes: enough to feed 500 people. Whaley expresses, “West students and staff came together as one to donate food, sort boxes, and load a box truck. The cafeteria donated most of the boxes, and the art department designed all of the creative cards. As always, I am proud of our Trojans.”