By Kevin Garcia
Cougar News Blog
The National Junior Honor Society had a coin drive at CCJH during November to help families pay for thanksgiving.
NJHS started this program more than 10 years ago and it has been a tradition at the school.
“It was a tradition created on this campus before I came to work here ten years ago,” NJHS adviser Lisa Smith said.
The purpose is to help families pay for food for Thanksgiving dinners and show students that they can help other families and make a change. The drive raised over $300 and Peggy Mejia’s class won a pizza party for having the most donations. Her class averaged $5.64 per student.
“The purpose of it is to make sure everyone has a good Thanksgiving,” NJHS President Anne Anderson said.