AP Psychology Classes Find the Gift in Giving

Zimmerman Students

Students from Ms. Zimmerman's AP Psychology classes participated in a "reverse advent calendar" effort during the month of December. Instead of looking for a gift every day of the month, they collected non-perishable items to donate to a local food bank.

"We had just learned about Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs in class, so it was great to be able to help others with the basic human need for food," said junior Alex Boras. "It was fun to help out the community in such a positive way."

Together, the 47 students from her two classes donated 344 lbs. of food to help serve the needs of our local community.

"The two classes were competing to see who could bring in more," added junior Hannah Pin. " The challenge helped motivate us to not only beat the other class, but to see how much we would collect in total for the community."

On Feb. 7, the food was delivered to Food for Others in Fairfax.

Jordan Harris summed it up this way: "Giving in itself is a gift."

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