Felipe Santos of Everett, a senior in Boston College High School’s Models of Leadership class, together with 22 of his classmates, collected, sorted and delivered turkeys and the fixings for Thanksgiving dinners to more than 200 low-income families living in Boston Housing Authority (BHA) housing. Beginning in early November, the school started a food drive in which students, faculty and parents brought nonperishable food to school and piled it on window sills in the classrooms and on tables in the Hunter-Fahey Commons. Then through Mite Box collections, to which students, faculty and parents contributed, the school raised enough money to pay for the turkeys. On November 19, Santos and his classmates collected and sorted all the food and piled it onto the BHA truck for delivery to the needy families.
Boston College High School is a Jesuit, Catholic, college-preparatory school for young men founded in 1863. The school enrolls approximately 1,600 students from more than 100 communities in eastern Massachusetts.