Winter Season: EHS vs MMU

Big win for VTFoodbank:

58556594-IMG_2415Right up to the final buzzer on Friday the 13th, EHS and MMU competed throughout the week bringing in donation items to help families in their respective communities. But in the end, MMU trounced EHS by a score of 3.68 items donated per student against EHS’ 0.66.  MMU chose to give to the Underhill-Jericho Food Shelf, and, to the food boxes created by educators at the Camels Hump Middle School. EHS donated to the Heavenly Food Pantry.

From the get-go, MMU Cougars vowed to beat the Hornets and utilized various strategies to achieve that goal. Athletic Director David Marlow took advantage of “Spirit Week” enthusiasm to promote the idea and encouraged a “high school class war” with each group able to gain points for Winter Carnival. Motivational battles on Twitter was also a popular competition strategy. This internal bolstering tactic worked wonders and the juniors led the charge with 1,244 total donations followed by the seniors with 879; sophomores had 401, freshmen at 306, and faculty/staff donated 301 for a grand total of 3,131 items.

The trophy ceremony was held Monday 2/16 at the MMU vs EHS boys’ basketball game. Community partner, Ben & Jerry’s, once again graciously donated an ice cream party to the winning school.

Over the course of four CGL seasons, EHS has donated close to 4,600 total items to the Heavenly Food Pantry. EHS is the food pantry’s biggest donor.


View a fan video created by EHS teacher Hillary Arthur:


DAY 1:

MMU with a slight edge over EHS after Day 1, let’s go teams! Dig deep for VT Foodbanks.

DAY 2:

MMU has taken a huge lead over EHS after Day 2, hear that EHS?

DAY 3:

MMU has a solid lead over EHS after Day 3. Can EHS rally and #givebackwin15?

DAY 4:

MMU continues to dominate EHS – can EHS get their mojo back? Let’s rally and dig deep Hornets!

DAY 5:

MMU clearly walloped EHS – but the real winners are our food shelves so THANKS to everyone who donated their time, food and energy to this spirited competition!

Click on each day below to track the week’s progress: