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BHS students provide meals for families in need

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Joyous students see the fruits of their labor, knowing they made a difference in their community. Photos courtesy of Ian Jaschek PALS students at Bastrop High School celebrate the success of their canned food drive. Photos courtesy of Ian JaschekBHS kids find fulfillment through their admirable acts of service. Photos courtesy of Ian JaschekPALS members collect donated food from residents before sorting items into festive Thanksgiving baskets. Photos courtesy of Ian Jaschek

​Students from Bastrop High School’s Peer Assistance and Leadership program (PALS) recently put the ‘giving’ into Thanksgiving.​The organization conducted a canned food drive that helped feed 165 families over the holiday. An additional 1,421 pounds of food was donated to the Bastrop County Emergency Food Pantry as a result of their efforts. ​PALS is a program devoted to acts of service and enhancing leadership skills among its members. They have now led the Thanksgiving food drive for six years in a row, and PALS teacher Ian Jaschek suspects this tradition will only continue to grow.“It is often students’ favorite community service ...

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