The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High


The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High


The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High


History teacher Mel Trotier plays his guitar during the passing period to collect donations for the anual Social Studies Department  canned food drive. Trotier began this tradition four years ago, to bring awareness to the fundraiser and raise money. “Even in a wealthy community, there’s still so many families that don’t have money to even eat through the holidays,” Trotier said. “I think it’s an important issue to bring up to kids that may not realize that somebody sitting in the classroom with them needs food.”

Photo of the week – Dec. 2

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer December 6, 2019

Carrying boxes of food raised in the annual history canned food drive, seniors Bailey Silva and Chris Kastberg add to the growing pile of over 3,500 cans. “It’s really important to help other people who might have less than we do. Bringing in a few cans seems like a really small thing but it can add up and do a lot to help other people,” Silva said.

Wayland wins canned food drive for seventh consecutive year

Dani Fischer, Managing Editor-in-Chief December 8, 2018

Standing in the main foyer surrounded by 3,768 cans of food, social studies teachers Jeffrey Chazen and Annie Wayland direct students on how to stack the remaining cases. The next morning, volunteers from...

Sorting through canned goods Nov. 19, freshman Brinda Ambal participates in the West County Interfaith Alliance Thanksgiving drive. Members from the Hindu, Islamic and Jewish temples came together alongside Catholic and Christian church members to better understand each others faith and provide canned food for the Parkway Food Pantry. “In a world where there is so much religious conflict, it is really great to see people come together,” Ambal said.

Photo of the week – Nov. 19

Caroline Judd, Social Media Manager November 20, 2018

Students aid Mrs. Annie Wayland as they put boxes of donations from the canned food drive in the back of a truck to be taken to Circle of Concern. We’re being thankful and then we’re going into winter break where we’re reflecting as a community about how much we have. It’s just a perfect correlation for us to give back to the community and give back to those that are in need, Wayland said.

Competition of the Cans

Allie Collins, Photo Editor December 12, 2014
After three years of the annual Wayland vs. Chazen canned food drive, the event reached record highs in donations to Circle of Concern.
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