Sophomore class sponsors successful book drive


Ashley Marie Lardizabal, Reporter

The Class of 2017 has completed a novel service project with a book drive throughout the month of March.

The division asked homerooms in grades seven through 12 for as many gently used books to donate to Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Honolulu. The book drive was chosen as part of the Sophomore Week theme of “Dr. Seuss.”

The homeroom class with the most donations won a pizza party.

Division adviser Kimberlee Brown expressed her gratitude for the book donations.

“I am thrilled for Shriners Hospital.  They are so excited to accept all books we collected!  Mrs. Rocha’s homeroom won the pizza party with 148 books.  Mrs. O’Kelly’s homeroom came in a very close second with 143, so we are throwing them a donut party!”

Sophomores hoped to gather at least 200 books but ended up collecting 585 books in all. Council member Faizah Shyanguya was surprised and pleased by the outcome.

“The drive definitely exceeded my expectations. Honestly, I thought most people wouldn’t care about donating books, but many people donated good books that I wanted to read!” she said.