Students at Melissa High School have set aside time during the November and December months to participate in service projects around the community.
Last month, the high school social studies classes organized a food drive for Feed the Need in Melissa, donating two car loads of resources, including peanut butter, jelly, sandwich bags, juice, water bottles, and snacks. The student council is collecting items for Feed the Need in December.
Dollars and Sense classes collected donations for the Melissa Rotary Club’s canned food drive, totaling over 300 items.
The Melissa High School choir participated in National Adoption Day on Nov. 18 at the Collin County Courthouse, opening the ceremony with the National Anthem. Students were allowed to enter the courtrooms and witness adoptions taking place, as 27 children were adopted into 18 families – a record for the county.
“It was a memorable experience and we are thrilled to have been a part of it,” said choir director Whitney Watson.
During the Thanksgiving holiday, the Melissa High School Lady Cardinal basketball team served alongside CityChurch of McKinney, the McKinney Police Department, and community members to pack and distribute meal boxes.
Additionally, the Lady Cardinal basketball team, the high school tennis team, and the school’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) group are sponsoring local “Christmas Angels” this holiday season, an initiative that Melissa student-athletes have the opportunity to participate in annually.
Media Contact: Maddie Coe, Community Relations