On Tuesday, Dec. 20, the Middle School Student Council completed its annual toy drive in support of Pathways for Children — a head start program based in Beverly. Through the generosity of students and families, the council donated more than $2,000 worth of toys and books to the organization.
The toy drive ran through most of December, with students being encouraged to donate toys for children ages 3-5. Additionally, as part of their effort, Masconomet students had the opportunity to visit with children from the organization to play games and sing songs together.
The gifts donated ranged from dolls to LEGOs and board games, among other items.
The Student Council’s faculty advisors, Nicko Tzortzis and Dan Bisceglia facilitated the toy drive and accompanied students on their visit to Pathways for Children. The council is comprised of more than 50 seventh- and eighth-grade students who take part in a variety of activities during the school year that center on community service and outreach, as well as spirit days, the end-of-year celebration and other activities throughout the year.
“This is an important tradition for our school community which helps to connect our students to those in need in our area,” Tzortzis said.
“We’re proud to work with our Student Council to organize this effort every year, and it’s such a great experience to see them connect with the students from Pathways for Children in such a meaningful way,” Bisceglia added.