It took a full-size truck to deliver the thousands of canned and packaged food items collected by B. McDaniel 5th and 6th graders for the annual BOTA (Battle of the Ax) canned food drive last week. The final tally in one teacher’s classroom surpassed 700. Others followed close behind. All total, the number of food items donated by students and staff to help feed the hungry: a whopping 8,500.
“We have a really awesome Student Council here at B. Mac whose members put 100% of their hearts and efforts into this very worthwhile project,” said Principal Alvis Dunlap. “I’ve always said that when strong, compassionate and hard-working people lead with their hearts and their energy, others will follow and great things will happen. That is exactly what happened here at B. McDaniel during one of our most successful canned food drives ever. I am so proud of all our students and staff for responding so generously.”
Once inside B. McDaniel, it’s easy to see that the generosity stems from the culture that Dunlap and his staff model daily – and expect from their students. Many signs and banners encourage students to always do and be their best, including one that relates positive character traits to everyday actions: TRUSTWORTHY: being dependable and honest so that people know they can COUNT ON YOU; RESPONSIBILITY: doing what you are EXPECTED TO DO; and BEING DEPENDABLE: keeping your promises.
“Simply stated, but very true,” said Dunlap. “Being great students and great people must always go hand in hand…you can’t have one without the other. At B. McDaniel, we are all about growing great students and people who are prepared to meet the challenges and contribute good things to our world.”
A proud group of B. Mac students gave a big thumbs-up to the school’s 2021 Battle of the Ax Food Drive which netted many thousands of canned and packaged food items to feed local families in need. “I am so proud of all our students and staff for responding so generously,” said B. Mac Principal Alvis Dunlap.
Members of B. McDaniel Intermediate School’s Student Council loaded thousands of food items into the back of a truck Thursday morning to help feed the hungry. “I’ve always said that when strong, compassionate and hard-working people lead with their hearts and their energy, others will follow and great things will happen,” said Principal Alvis Dunlap. “That is exactly what happened here at B. McDaniel during one of our most successful canned food drives ever.”
Two B. Mac Student Council members wheeled out another cartload of canned food items collected by students and staff for the annual BOTA (Battle of the Ax) Food Drive that helps provide food for hungry families in Denison.
A group of B. McDaniel students stopped on their way to P.E. to proudly pose in front of sacks and boxes of food that students and staff collected for the district’s annual BOTA (Battle of the Ax) food drive.