75 Thanksgiving baskets donated

Avery Sorenson and Michael Dilluvio

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Every year, the Curtis community comes together to package and deliver food to the families of Curtis students that are selected by lottery. Senior members of ARISTA come together and volunteer their cars and time to personally deliver the baskets to the families.

At the beginning of third period on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, piles of food such as cans of green beans, turkeys, cornbread, instant mashed potatoes, and roasting pans filled up a total of seventy five baskets. Looking at the food, students were eager to start delivering. SO Vice President Frank Lopez said “I participated because as the SO Vice President, I wanted to be a role model not just in school but also in  our community as well..” In each car there was a total of three students and two baskets.

This year is extremely special; not only is it Curtis;’ seventeenth consecutive year

delivering Thanksgiving baskets, (and according to Mr. Hepworth, “the best year yet!”), the Curtis community is also doing Christmas baskets t for the first time ever The Christ Church New Brighton, an Episcopal church here on Staten Island, donated ten baskets to Curtis High School to donate to ten lucky students via lottery. The Sophomore Youth of the Future Club will be handing out these baskets.

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