Batavia High students reach out to others

The holiday spirit of giving is alive and well in the classrooms and hallways of Batavia High School.

“Batavia High School is sponsoring a Neediest Kids of All Giving Tree,” said health teacher and senior class sponsor Gail Rich. “We identified needy families in our school and asked those children to fill out wish lists. Based upon those lists, we identified stores that they would shop at to purchase those items. Each ornament on the giving tree is a request for a gift card from those stores.”

There are about 25 kids on the list who will be helped by the giving tree and the program is completely student-driven, Rich said.

“We asked students, parents, and community members to take an ornament from the tree and purchase the requested gift card,” she said. “The gift cards will then be given to the families so they can do their own shopping.”