MT. MORRIS (WJRT) (9/28/2018) - It was a busy morning at Mt. Morris High School, as hundreds of students packed the gym of the ABC12 School Spirit Challenge.
Only about one month into the school year, the school already brought in so many food donations that the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan had to bring a special truck to haul it all back.
"It is a lot of food. That is going to help so many people," says one student. "When we all come together it is so cool to see how much school spirit we have."
Students show no lack of school spirit on Friday.
"A lot of us care about each other," said another student. "In this school everybody know who everybody is and the teachers care about us and we care about each other. We just wanted to give back to the communities."
Students also care about their studies, some of them deciding what they learn in class just isn't enough, so they formed a history club to learn more.
"We don't get to learn about a lot of stuff inside the classroom because there is only so much time we have to cover everything," said the president of the history club. "I feel like a history club, we just don't have any limits."
But it doesn't stop there, students at the high school are hoping to continue their education in college but they want to do it early. With dual enrollment for students as young as 10th grade, students are able to get their feet wet when it comes to certain classes.
"I'm learning about computers and this may be a field I want to go into in the future," says a student taking a class through Mott Community college.
With an Elga Credit Union branch right inside of the high school students are also learning finance at a young age.
"I think this job has really helped me and its something that everyone should really learn," says a student employee. "It's really important and you go through it everyday."
Helping their community of course is important to the students as well, they'll be continuing to collect can goods all year long hoping to take home that school spirit cup.