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ABC12 School Spirit

ABC12 and the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan team up each year for an epic fundraiser!

What?: Participating schools collect non-perishable food items, personal care items, and monetary donations throughout the school year, and donate it to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. The Food Bank keeps a running total as collections grow throughout the school year, until May 3. The school with the most donated will be awarded the Spirit Cup! Any school that has raised 10,000 pounds or more will be invited to the big finale show.

Who?: The show and the fundraising are all about the kids! We encourage you to put them in charge of collecting food and fundraising. School groups and teams can compete against each other to raise the most food. Have students go out and engage the community by asking local groups and businesses to host food drives and fund collections in your school’s name. For more tips on hosting a successful drive, email Katie Howicz at khowicz@fbem.us.

Why?: The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan wants to encourage community engagement among our youth while continuing our mission to feed those in need in 22 counties, from Cheboygan to St. Clair. ABC12 wants to showcase what makes your school special. This year’s show has a brand new format that gives those unique details a spotlight, while encouraging your students to show leadership in the community and displaying those accomplishments on live TV and social media. Examples of these fun, compelling, and energetic news segments are available on ABC12’s website.

Where?: On your scheduled week, ABC12 will come to your school on Monday to film three stories that feature unique attributes of your school. Then on Friday, there will be a live morning news show at your school, where you will show off your donations, your students, and the pride you have in everyone’s accomplishments![/vc_column_text]

2018-19 ABC12 School Spirit FINAL STANDINGS

Congratulations to our 2018-19 School Spirit Champion, Grand Blanc High School! And thank you to all of the participating schools. Together, participants collected 141,763 pounds of food, enough to provide 118,136 meals!

School Total Pounds Total Meals
Grand Blanc High School 51,876 43,230
Heritage High School 20,717 17,264
New Lothrop Jr./Sr. High School 11,531 9,609
E.A. Johnson Memorial High School (Mt. Morris) 8,005 6,671
Carman-Ainsworth High School 6,657 5,548
Bullock Creek Middle School 6,038 5,032
Linden High School 5,016 4,180
Mt. Pleasant High School 4,772 3,977
Hearth Homeschool Group 4,323 3,603
Turrill Elementary School (Lapeer) 4,277 3,564
Richfield Public School Academy 3,905 3,047
Flint Southwestern Academy 3,656 3,047
Madison Academy 3,590 2,992
International Academy of Flint 3,212 2,667
Davison High School 2,091 1,743
Garber High School 2,047 1,706
Bridgeport High School 1,603 1,336
Hamady High School 1,538 1,282
Grand Blanc Academy 1,368 1,140
Bentley Senior High School 1,165 971
Bay City Central High School 1,144 953
Flushing High School 900 750
Carrolton High School 778 648
Dryden High School 154 128