STUDENTS DELIVER THANKSGIVING TO NEEDY LOCAL FAMILIES-Thanksgiving was a more festive holiday for several local families, thanks to dinner baskets delivered to area homes by members of the Wyoming Seminary student government. The annual Thanksgiving basket project, a tradition for 46 years at Sem, began with fundraising appeals sent to students, parents, faculty and staff. In addition, student government members solicited donations at the school’s Thanksgiving chapel. Students shopped for turkeys and other food items at local grocery stores before packing the items in the school dining hall and distributing them directly to five families identified by Commonwealth Home Health and Hospice Care. Baskets were delivered to families in Kingston and Wilkes-Barre. Government officers Meera Patel of Kingston, junior class officer, and Richard Hughes of Mountain Top, sophomore class vice-president, organized this year’s project. Shown are, front from left: Samarth Desai, sophomore class representative; Connor DiLeo, freshman, Dart Hall Representative; Gabriel Pascal, freshman class president; Richard Hughes, Mountaintop; Mitch Kelly, sophomore class officer; Madison Sweitzer, junior class president and government secretary; and Meera Patel. Back: Grace Leahy, freshman class vice president; Paige Allen, freshman class representative, Mountain Top; Roy Phillips, freshman class officer; Ben Hornung, senior class representative and government treasurer; and Andrew Levandoski, senior class vice-president and government president.
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