Owensboro Red Devils take on Sunrise School Spirit

Published: Nov. 3, 2022 at 12:08 PM CDT
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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - Sunrise School Spirit is heading into the last rally of the 2022 season.

We paid a visit to Owensboro High School on Friday morning.

The Red Devils are fresh off a Thursday night playoff football win, but that didn’t stop the students from getting to school early, and showing out for Sunrise School Spirit.

The morning was packed with games, music, prizes and more, but most of all, donations for the Tri-State Food Bank.

“This food is gonna help thousands and thousands of families to have a brighter holiday season all because of Sunrise School Spirit. What they did here at Owensboro High School is absolutely awesome,” Tri-State Food Bank Executive Director Glenn Roberts said.

Collecting thousands of pounds of food doesn’t happen overnight. Students say they’ve been gathering food all year long.

“It was a huge effort from our school. The teachers had to bring in 25 cans to wear jeans all month, and then our community really came through for us. We had a lot of donations from small businesses and everything,” OHS senior Kendra Hill said.

“It means so much because we have so many people in our school alone who need this stuff, so it just means the world to give back to the community that helps us so much,” OHS senior Mya Kelly said.

Carmi White County currently leads the charge with 50,165 pounds of food donated, while Hopkins County Central is in second place.

Owensboro High School’s total will be announced when the winner of Sunrise School Spirit is announced later this month.

You can watch our coverage below:

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