Thompson students recently participated in the school's 10th Annual Great Science Food Fight, a competition between seventh and eighth-graders to see which group could collect the most canned food items. Students were given the option of donating canned goods or money. Students collected a grand total of $777.20 (representing 1,554 cans) and 1,262 actual cans for a total of 2,816 cans that were donated to The Bridge Women's Shelter in Pasadena. The seventh-graders took first place with a total of 1,706 cans. The eighth-graders gathered 1,110 cans. The food drive is sponsored yearly by the Thompson Science Department.
Eighth-graders show off their haul: (back) Augustine Oguamanam, Jordan Roy, Maritsa Valero, DeSha Harrison, Jasmin Johnson, Maricruz Olivares, Juan Flores, and Arthur Robinson; (front) Valerie Vo, Aimee Montelongo, Schawnee Galicia, Torey Washington and Sandra Bustos.
The winning seventh-graders: Noe Valdez, Marcela Pena, Marissa Mendieta, Christin Brinkley, Ivetth Santibanez, Elizabeth Goana and Miguel Aguilar.
Science Department faculty members Lamona Lemarr, Martha Weatherford, Carol Waters, Felicia Petit (Department Chair), Jennifer Guerrero, Susie Haas and Holly Bailey.