Photo of the Week – Dec. 14

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Brinda Ambal

Constructing towers from donated food items, Longhorn Council Junior Class President Paige Matthys-Pearce prepares to transport the boxes back to the gym foyer to get them tallied for the Parkway Holiday Cup. The five Parkway high schools joined forces to collect donations for the Parkway Pantry and dress up for spirit days in a friendly competition. “I’ve seen a lot more spirit week participation than in the past because we’re competing against the other schools and people are excited about beating them. However, it’s also just for a good cause. We’ve done a food drive earlier this year, and had little participation, but the spirit week raises awareness and we’ve seen so much involvement this time around,” Matthys-Pearce said. “The competitive nature of the Holiday cup has motivated more people to donate to the Parkway Pantry. Just in the span of four days we’ve received almost 1,000 donations. As we go into winter break, it’s important that everyone in our community feels supported and has what they need.”