Tech Students Donate $8,000 to Greater Boston Food Bank

December 24, 2014
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Pictured at the Lynn Tech assembly are the leaders of the school-wide drive that resulted in $8,000 being donated to the Greater Boston Food Bank are, from left, senior Kevin Gomes, teacher Jason McCuish, junior Nelson Barrios, and senior class adviser Colleen Richards.

Pictured at the Lynn Tech assembly are the leaders of the school-wide drive that resulted in $8,000 being donated to the Greater Boston Food Bank are, from left, senior Kevin Gomes, teacher Jason McCuish, junior Nelson Barrios, and senior class adviser Colleen Richards.

Tech students participated in a school-wide community service project, “The No Hunger Games,” raising more than $8,000 for the Greater Boston Fund Bank and donating care packages to the Lynn Homeless Shelter Association.

Tech senior Kevin Gomes and junior Nelson Barrios, two of the leaders of the donation drive, spoke proudly about the project prior to an assembly at the school Tuesday morning.

“Many students at Tech volunteer their time for the Greater Boston Food Bank,” said Gomes, younger brother of former Tech football star Kennedy Gomes.

Gomes, who has received a POSSE Scholarship to attend Dennison University in Ohio, added that the project was done in honor of Skills USA, which has a chapter at Tech. Barrios, a junior, is planning on attending WPI or UMass/Dartmouth.

Jason McCuish, an English teacher at the school, was instrumental in the success of the drive. Colleen Richards, co-adviser of the Tech Class of 2015, also actively supported the drive and served as the master of ceremonies at the school assembly in the fieldhouse.

“Our first goal was $5,000 and we surpassed our goal by $3,000, which is really great,” said Barrios.

 

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