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Webb beats Catholic at Second Harvest collection


The results are in from Webb’s Second Harvest High School Football Canned Food Challenge against Knoxville Catholic High School, and for the sixth year, Webb won the competition.

This year the school set a record for raising the most pounds of canned food per student. Webb students, parents, faculty, staff, friends and other members of the Webb community collected a total of 68,401 pounds – almost triple this year’s goal of 23,000 pounds. That translates to about 143.7 pounds per student, which is a new all-time record for all participating schools.

The winner of the challenge was announced during halftime of the Webb vs. Catholic varsity football game, Friday, Sept. 14.

“What is most important, of course, is the enormous positive impact that our participation in the canned food drive has on the community,” Webb Upper School community service director Kirk LaFon said.

“The Webb community has truly made a significant impact on hunger in our area and the compassionate response in supporting endeavors such as this illustrates the value that Webb School places on service to others.”

Together, Webb and Catholic collected 117,577 pounds of food, more than 2.5 times the amount collected in 2006.

Webb received a check for $500 for winning this year’s contest, which it donated back to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee.

 

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