Schnell, Beishir, Schultz have winning strategy

By Khrystyna Halatyma
Features Editor
Food donations were collected from all second hour classes and Haunted High School to be brought into the commons.The annual Prospect food drive collected about 3,000 food items, which is about 500 more items than last season. Donations included anything from canned fruit and vegetables to canned tuna and mac n’ cheese boxes.
David Jacobson, service club coordinator, said this year was, “above average” than the rest. The majority of donations will be taken to the CEDA Northwest organization in Mount Prospect and some to the Village Hall of Mount Prospect. On December 14-15th service club volunteers will pack the food into bags for the people in need.
In a three- way tie for the most food collected were social studies teachers David Schnell, Tim Beishir and world language teacher Ryan Schultz’s second period classes. These classes will be provided a free breakfast for their work.

Social science teacher David Schnell used a different donation strategy the most classes.. Along with donating food there was the added option on donating money for Schnell’s second hour AP World History class. Schnell also promised to match the amount of money donated, which this year was $96. With the collected money he could then go out to a store like Aldi and buy as much food as possible to add to the donation.
Extra credit was not offered but Schnell did agree to bring in donuts, regardless if the class won the breakfast offered by service club or not, as long as they put in effort. All in all Schnells second hour period collectively donated 596 food items, accounting for about 13% of the total donations.
“I think it’s necessary,” said Schnell. “[The food drive] is a need for the community. If we have people in this school who have the ability to provide [donations] I think we should.”
Yet Schnell is not the only teacher who offers the option of donating money along with food items. According to him Beishir and Schultz also use this strategy.
“[In] some classes people bring in food themselves [and] some classes pool their money together,” said Jacobson. “To be honest, whatever works. The goal is to bring in as much food as we can.”