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Students raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand, cancer research

Juniors Sarah Walker, Becky Irvin, Eliza Deaver, William French, Spencer Nock and Lukiss Brooks are running their own lemonade stand. Lemonade stands have long been a way for cash-strapped youths to make a few extra dollars in the summer heat, but these six students are not running a lemonade stand for themselves. They’re doing it to make a difference. The project is called “Alex’s Virtual Lemonade Stand Project.”

‘Backpack Buddies’ help feed kids in need

A group of Kinston High School students are helping feed the hungry over the holiday weekend. While most folks in Lenoir County are enjoying Thanksgiving Day feasts with their families tomorrow, there are those who will go to bed hungry. Backpack Buddies, an outreach program spearheaded by several local churches, hopes to change that.

Anchor, FEED clubs plan charities

Two of Kinston High’s clubs are getting in the holiday spirit early this month. The FEED (Feeding Every Empty Desperation) Club has organized a food drive for Nov. 1-Dec. 13. They will be collecting non-perishables such as cans and boxed goods for Kinston Interchurch Outreach to distribute to needy individuals and families throughout Kinston.

Kinston High students participate in ABC Fashion Show at Arts Center

The ABC “Anything but Clothes” Fashion Show took place at the Arts Council in Kinston on Sept. 16.

The fashion show was to benefit the art departments at Kinston High, North Lenoir, South Lenoir and Arendell Parrott Academy.  

Sixteen groups of four, with one person representing each school, competed. One person was the model and the other three people helped make an outfit made of 100 percent recycled materials such as newspaper, cardboard and plastic.

“It was a great turnout; many people came out to support,” said junior Eliza Deaver, who helped with the decorations and refreshments at the show.  


Green Lamp holds trike-a-thon for pre-schoolers

Kinston High hosted Green Lamp’s Trike-A-Thon on March 25.

The Trike-A-Thon is an event for pre-schoolers to have fun while raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

There were many activities for the kids to do, such as jumping on a Moon Bounce, watching a puppet show, and, of course, riding tricycles.

Kinston High senior starves to fight hunger

By Abbye Reynolds Opinion Editor

No meals. No snacks. Not one crumb for 30 agonizing hours.

I was starving, and so were the rest of the teenagers at Gordon Street Christian Church on Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2. We stopped eating at 1:30 p.m. on Friday and committed to an only juice and water diet until Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Why would about a dozen or so kids subject themselves to starvation for over a day? We wanted to help prevent other children all over the world from feeling the hunger pains that we felt that weekend.