Fryeburg Academy to compete in Food Bank Spirit Challenge

FRYEBURG — Fryeburg Academy is ready to show its school spirit, and is seeking the community’s support to help them in the fight against hunger in Maine.

FA will be participating in the WGME/Good Shepherd Food Bank Spirit Challenge. The Academy will compete against seven other schools, and will be featured on WGME-13 with a “live” pep rally on Friday, Jan. 27 from 6 to 8 a.m.

The goal is to get the community behind the efforts of the school to raise food and funds for the Good Shepherd Food Bank in their mission to end hunger in Maine — one person, one dollar at a time.

Many of groups on the FA campus are starting to brainstorm fundraisers and are reaching out to community businesses as well since every dollar donated equals five pounds of food!

Boxes have been placed around campus and throughout the community to collect items for this special event.

WGME-13 will air “live” shots from the pep rally and interview students throughout the morning broadcast.

The school spirit challenge is a friendly competition between schools to show school pride and spirit, all while helping the community. The program is designed to promote the community and good stewardship with students of high schools in central and southern Maine through an ongoing food drive to benefit the Good Shepherd Food Bank. The School Spirit Challenge is sponsored by Maine’s Credit Unions.

Schools will compete to raise the most pounds of food this winter. CBS 13 News and FOX23 will feature a different school every Friday on Good Day Maine from Jan. 6 to March 3. The finale will be held on March 10. The winner of the School Spirit Challenge wins the coveted Spirit Cup Trophy.

The school participating in this winter’s Challenge are:

Jan. 13, Oceanside High School in Rockland

Jan. 20, Vinalhaven School

Jan. 27, Fryeburg Academy

Feb. 3, Cheverus High School in Portland

Feb. 10, Telstar Regional High School in Bethel

Feb. 17, Richmond High School

Feb. 24, No rally due to school vacation

March 3, Mount View High School in Thorndike.

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