Students Take on Teachers in Hoops for Hunger
Students at East Islip Middle School took on their teachers in Hoops for Hunger last week, coordinated by the school’s student government.
In the fun-filled November 18 basketball contest at the middle school gym, 25 students competed against 10 faculty members in five 10-minute games. The teachers, whose ranks included included Principal Mark Bernard, eked out a narrow 54-52 victory, but the needy were the true victors. Attendees were asked to bring non-perishable food items, which were donated to the St. Mary's Food Pantry in East Islip. Students who brought donations were entered into a raffle to play in mini-competitions throughout the night, including knockout and free throw shooting contests.
"Hoops for Hunger was a great success,” said teacher Claire Voss, who helped organize the event. “Not only did we collect several boxes of food, but the teachers and students who participated had a wonderful time. It was a great opportunity for the students and teachers to see one another in a different light."