Southeast Middle School has Halloween fundraiser

Halloween students at Southeast Middle School dressed up in costumes, but it was for more than just a scare.

“We wanted to do something to help the community. Our BETA Club is doing this can food drive and we knew this would be a great way to get the kids to participate and for them to have a little fun,” said Brittney Chaney, Southeast Middle School principal.

This gave students the opportunity to dress up as many characters.

“I dressed up as a clown because I wanted to be a little bit scarier for Halloween,” said Mason Wheat.

“I dressed up as a cowboy because I just like cowboys,” said Madison Brown, Southeast Middle School student.

This fundraiser taught students the principle of giving.

“I brought in about six cans today so that I could just give back to people who have helped and give the food to people who are not as fortunate as us,” said Brown.

“I wanted people to have food for the holidays so people wouldn’t be hungry,” said Mason Wheat, Southeast Middle School student.

The school has always had fundraisers in the past but wanted to get more creative this way.

“This is the first time we’ve done the can good food drive for Halloween costume and we’ve done it in the past, but we wanted to amp it up this year and get more participation,” Chaney said.