Highland National Honor Society Food Drive

Allegheny Mountain Radio spoke with members of the Highland High School National Honor Society about a holiday food drive currently underway.

“I’m Grace Blanchard, and I’m a junior at the high school.”

“I’m Samantha Blagg, and I’m a senior.”

Ms.Blanchard gave details about the effort.

“It’s not our first year doing the Thanksgiving food drive. We do it in partnership with Highland Social Services, and it’s from November 1st to November 19th. We ask that you drop cans or non-perishable food items in the boxes around the county. All the donated items will be used to support families in Highland County throughout the holidays.”

Ms.Blagg provided locations where product donations could be made, as well information about the group and it’s goals.

“We have a box at Dollar General, Mountain Oasis, Stonewall, Country Convenience, Rexrode’s, The Highland Center, and both the high school and elementary school.

“We have seven members of our National Honor Society, and our main goal is to contribute to the community.”

The group is advised by faculty member Julia Blanchard.

For more information about the effort, contact Highland High School at 540-468-6320 or Highland County Social Services at 540-468-2199.

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith is the General Manager for Allegheny Mountain Radio and Station Coordinator and News Reporter for WVLS. Scott’s family has deep roots in Highland County. While he did not grow up here, he spent as much time as possible on the family farm, and eventually moved to Highland to continue the tradition, which he still pursues with his cousin. Unfortunately, farming doesn’t pay all the bills, so he has previously taken other jobs to support his farming hobby, including pressman/writer for The Recorder, and Ag Projects Coordinator for The Highland Center. He lives in Hightown with wife Michelle and son Ethan. In his spare time, he wishes he had more spare time, especially to ride his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle. scott@amrmail.org

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