Menchville Declared a Lead2Feed Grand Prize Winner

Menchville Declared a Lead2Feed Grand Prize Winner

Kylee Baines, Staff Writer

Menchville has been declared one of five Grand Prize winners for our contributions to the to the community as part of the Lead2Feed Challenge. As part of the  challenge, students study leadership lessons, form teams and create programs to address a community need.  Menchville addressed hunger in the Hampton Roads area.

The school  won $25,000 for the Peninsula Food Bank and a $10,000 Technology grant that will come in the form of 23 iPad Airs for the school.  Pete Mercier, Menchville’s activity director, in an email announcing the award, said “words cannot explain just how great a feat this accomplishment is, but know that work that we have all done as a family this year has been recognized and rewarded!”

Competing against educators from across 30 states, Menchville was recognized for a variety of service learning accomplishments, including collecting 6,594 canned items and $1,000 for the Peninsula Food-Bank. Ten thousand meals and $3,000 were raised for Stop Hunger Now, and Tina Majewicz and Michelle Wiatt’s English and Art classes jointly wrote and illustrated a coloring book about hunger that has been donated to every elementary school in Newport News. The coloring book will also be distributed to elementary students enrolled in SPARK this summer.  In addition, Pat Clancey’s art classes created ceramic bowls for the Empty Bowls Auction and Fundraiser.

This year, over 2,400 schools and clubs nationwide registered as Lead2Feed members.

Check out the Press Release here!