An idea by East Quogue second grade elementary school teacher Lauren Squires last year to teach her students about giving back to the community while having some fun with the Super Bowl was such a success, she tried it again this year.
Earlier this week, her students created two drop boxes for donations for the victims of hurricane Sandy, one box adorning the logo for the San Francisco 49ers and the other the Baltimore Ravens' logo. Students were then asked to bring in goods and place them in the box of the team they think will win the Super Bowl.
As of 2 p.m. on Friday, Squires said the students collected 474 items such as food and toiletries for Hurricane Sandy victims in the Rockaways with the 49ers box a tad more full than that of the Raven's box.
"San Francisco beat the Ravens by 16 items," said Squires. "I'm very proud of my class for all their hard work in counting the items each day and for the support of the East Quogue School and community."
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