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North Salem High School Students Collect Food Items At Badminton Tourney

North Salem students collect food items to be donated to the local Lions Club during a badminton tournament.
North Salem students collect food items to be donated to the local Lions Club during a badminton tournament. Photo Credit: Contributed
A faculty member facilitates the game.
A faculty member facilitates the game. Photo Credit: Contributed
Students at the tournament.
Students at the tournament. Photo Credit: Contributed
Faculty at the tournament.
Faculty at the tournament. Photo Credit: Contributed
Faculty play a game of badminton.
Faculty play a game of badminton. Photo Credit: Contributed
Faculty gets in on the action.
Faculty gets in on the action. Photo Credit: Contributed
A student gets ready to hit a birdie.
A student gets ready to hit a birdie. Photo Credit: Contributed
A student prepares to serve the birdie during badminton.
A student prepares to serve the birdie during badminton. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- North Salem High School’s Student Council had 15 teams turn out for the inaugural badminton tournament, with participants and spectators each handing in food to be donated to the local Lions Club this holiday season on Friday, Nov. 14.

“We wanted to raise awareness for our food drive,” said Student Council co-president Patrick Loftus. “We wanted to bring attention to the cause while doing something fun.” “It’s a nice way to get together and have fun and at the same time, help the community,” said teacher Jay Jazayeri, student council adviser. “The students worked really hard and organized the tournament all by themselves.” The efforts netted 80 nonperishable food items for the Lions Club, as well as about $100, which will be used to purchase additional food items.

Tournament winners were John Del Bono and Lindsay Gasparri.

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