The Summit Christian Academy International Thespian Society, a division of the Educational Theatre Association, recently teamed up with the Lee’s Summit High Schools for the ITS Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat food drive.
The event was hosted by Lee’s Summit West High School.
Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat is a national community service program for ITS-member schools. Students collect canned and dry goods for local charities and food banks.
“Over 300 students from the four high schools participated in the drive,” said Brad Rackers, Lee’s Summit West High School Theatre Instructor/Director and ITS coordinator for the Lee’s Summit area.
“It was great to join the other High schools in our yearly food drive through ITS,” said Emily Stam, SCA secondary drama teacher. “All over town, theatre kids collected food and got excited about helping the community, and it was nice to be part of the effort.”
SCA Troupe 7225 collected over 500 pounds of food through Bible and theatre classes for the cause.
“We were so lucky to have the support of the SCA Bible teachers; they helped us out by putting boxes in their rooms and promoting the drive,” said Stam. “The theatre classes also had a competition for who could collect the most food, so that was fun to watch.”