LHS TriM hosted their 7th annual food drive. Last Wednesday, on
our day off before the Thanksgiving Holiday, 88 volunteers gave over 300 hours
of their time soliciting donations from the community from 9AM-7PM in front of
7 local grocery and drug stores. We collected nearly 7,724 food items, and
$3850 to benefit the Lynnwood Food Bank.
we collected, 3100+ diapers, 700rolls of toilet paper, 500 additional personal
care items (shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste/brushes, razors, paper towels, soap,
baby wipes…. etc.), which we will split between the Lynnwood Food Bank and the
Adopt-a-Family event this month.
Combined, this will equate to 17,787 cans for LHS’s Pursuit of
the Power Plunger (PPP) total. PPP is an annual competition between LHS and
rivals MTHS, including basketball, games and the food drive.
congratulate the LHS TriM students. They were amazing in their generous,
exceptional attitudes, the insane amount of work they accomplished (it’s a lot
of work to collect, load, unload, sort and count this much food!) and
professional and positive demeanor in representing Lynnwood HS in the community.
This was completely facilitated by senior, TriM President, Amanda Dorgan. Her
work since September was the key to our success. Her committee also included
junior, Ruth Addisu. If you are lucky enough to know these young people, this
isn’t surprising, as they represent everything that is great about LHS.
reached out to 25 stores to coordinate this. Without the support of the
following stores, this event would not have been as successful. If you have the
opportunity, please thank:
Trader Joes – Lynnwood (196th & Highway 99)
Fred Meyers –Lynnwood, Alderwood (Alderwood Mall Parkway & 164th)
Walmart Grocery – Lynnwood (172nd & Highway 99)
Walmart – Lynnwood (164th & 13th)
QFC – Mill Creek (Bothell Everett Highway & 164th)
Rite Aid – Mill Creek (164th & Bothell Everett Hwy)
Rite Aid – Alderwood (33rd Ave near Red Robin)
We are so proud of this event and the amazing impact it will
have on the community for months to come. Watching our kids work together,
excited about giving up their time, to play a part in something so big and
important, is so rewarding to us. It was really overwhelming to see what a
group of high school students can do in a single day, with a little support
from a lot of people. If you see or any of the students listed below, please,
recognize these students and congratulate them for their tremendous impact on
June, the LHS TriM Club was awarded the 2018 National High School Heart of the
Arts Award by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS),
which is the national organization that WIAA is affiliated with. Over
the last seven years the LHS TriM Club has donated nearly 120,000 “cans” of
food and over $25,000 to the Lynnwood Food Bank!
to these civic minded music students!
Amy Stevenson & Phil Onishi
Lynnwood High School