By Sean Harris ’11
It’s that time of year again. The air is chilly and teachers are handing out projects and tests like candy to prepare for the end of the semester. As students prepare to go on break, the Brophy community is also remembering the less fortunate, in the form of the Turkey Drive.
Kicking off Nov. 2 at the All Saints Day Mass, students saw Danny Wilson ’10 and Mr. Tim Broyles take the stage.
“I am before you today to talk about this year’s Turkey Drive,” Wilson said. “For a moment, forget about the rigors of Brophy life… instead, focus for a moment on the power of the Brophy community… think of what Brophy means to you, and realize that you have the ability to give some of that to someone else.”
The Turkey Drive ran for the entire month of November, officially ending Nov. 24 when students left for Thanksgiving Break. During the Turkey Drive, sixth period teachers passed out an envelope after the daily examen for students to fill with money.
The goal for the Turkey Drive this year was $25,000. Since Nov. 23 (The Roundup’s print deadline) $14,500 has been raised.
“Our goal is not as much numbers as it is 100 percent participation from our students that should give as they are able,” Mr. Broyles said. “I hope that people are moved to give not because they’re pressured into it but because they realize that even a little bit helps.”
The money went towards the education of children living in El Salvador, as well as the poor in the Arizona and those suffering in these harsh economic times.
Bragging rights were not the only thing to be gained by the classes with the highest totals; there were also prizes such as candy and other sweet incentives.
“I believe in the generosity of our kids,” Mr. Broyles said. “I think they’ll realize that not everyone has the advantages that they have, and they might contribute to those who go without.”