6/13/2013 9:18:00 AM Six schools unite to feed local kids in need
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Joel Daul, Jack Handy, Emma Rose Miller, Delanie Strauss and Ian Birrell of the St. John Fisher student board present the Mac Attack plaque to Sue Harris, St. Cecilia principal.
Six schools in the Portland area recently competed to see who could bring in the most macaroni and cheese to help feed local children in need. The 3rd annual Mac Attack, which ran May 13-24, raised 2,854 pounds of macaroni and cheese to be distributed by the Portland Police Sunshine Division.
St. Cecilia School in Beaverton was the winner of the Mac Attack for the third year in a row. The winning school is awarded with the traveling plaque; St. John Fisher student body officers presented the plaque at a school assembly on June 7. Participating schools this year included: St. John Fisher, St. Thomas More, Cathedral, St. Anthony and St. Pius.
The Mac Attack was started by St. John Fisher eighth grader Delanie Strauss three years ago. The first year it featured two schools, the next four, and this year, six schools came together. Delanie, who is student body vice president, contacts each principal and does all the coordinating of the event.
“I hope Mac Attack continues to grow,” said Delanie, who will be graduating and starting at Central Catholic in the fall. “Next year, I’m going to work with my two sisters (5th graders at St. John Fisher) so they can learn how to coordinate it. We want to have at least eight schools participate next year. The more schools we have, the more food we can raise and the more kids we can help. Kids helping kids. That’s what it’s all about.”