Miller 8C raises $560 to buy presents for Salvation Army Angel Tree

8C students (L to R) Michael Smolik, Omar Medina, Cole Keeler, Sam Arneson, Courtney Schmidt, and Julissa Ramirez.

Students in 8C at Miller Middle School went on a shopping spree Friday. The students purchased $560 in toys, games, books and other presents – not for themselves, but for those in need this holiday season.

The students in 8C (about 120 eighth graders) raised the $560 to purchase presents for children on the Salvation Army Angel Tree. The students brought in donations over a period of two weeks. Six students’ names were then drawn to go with teacher Shea Lunsford to Wal-Mart Friday morning to shop for presents.

The gifts were then dropped off at the Salvation Army.

8C’s giving spirit was seen other places too. They came out on top of a school-wide food drive, donating 151 of a total 459 non-perishable food items.