For a week and a half this fall, Connie Peterson’s homeroom class at Weyauwega-Fremont High School organized a canned food drive.
But, it was not an ordinary food drive – it was a paper football kicking contest.
Peterson’s homeroom students made all of the goal posts and footballs that were needed to distribute to the homerooms in Weyauwega-Fremont’s high school and middle school.
Once the equipment was delivered, each student received one free kick. The catch was they could earn more field goal attempts if they brought in food or monetary donations for the Weymont Food Pantry.
One food item earned one kick attempt, which meant the more food items students brought in, the more kick attempts they received.
The student from each homeroom that had the longest successful field goal earned a spot in the “playoffs.”
Each of the students that made it to the playoffs had five attempts to kick the longest successful field goal.
The top five kickers in the Paper Football League were Dustin Hanes with 15 feet (won a $50 gift card from Scheels), Treg DeSantis with 13 feet (won a $20 gift card from Scheels), Adam Vargas with 11 feet and winner of the tie-breaker (received a $15 Subway gift card),
Hunter Billington also with 11 feet (won a $10 Subway gift card) and Bryce Behn with 10 feet (received a $5 Subway gift card).
Once the donations were collected, one pickup truck full of food and approximately $100 were donated to the food pantry.
Maggie Knecht and Teal Tomaszewski are students at W-F High School.