By: Marieanne Paniagua
A long long time ago in a galaxy far far away, The Star Wars Book Drive was once a mere idea. “The book drive was an idea with a lot of potential,” said Mr. Quiroz, club advisor. Surely, that idea has now become a solid reality.
Grade levels are contributing to the drive at amazing rates and the competition between advisories is heating up. The drive was only meant to last from September 28th through October 9th, but has now been extended another week. The winners will receive special prizes. The pack with the most books will be granted a lightsaber party with popsicles. The top three students with the most donations will win a gift card.
“The whole event is a good idea,”said Pamela Paredes, junior. “It can benefit all of us. We are being helpful in our community and giving a book to someone in need.”
All the books are being donated to the Orangewood Children and Family Center. The book drive is giving children in need a light at the end of the road. “This whole drive was inspired by the children,” said Mr. Quiroz. “The whole purpose was to benefit the children there. These books we are donating are some of the only real belongings they have.”
“By donating we help those in need; we are spreading the love of reading,” said Makenna Percy, junior and member of the Star Wars club.
According to Tree House For Kids, “Foster children struggle to a keep pace academically with their peers. “They have four times the need for special education support.” By donating these books, we are helping them educate themselves. We are giving them an opportunity to meet their potential.
Samueli Academy was created to serve the foster youth. As students, we are invited to help the cause and contribute to our community. “This is only one part of many things to come that are going to benefit the children,” said Mr. Quiroz.
Star Wars Club meets after school on Friday’s. Join the club and find out more about what they do to influence society.
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