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GCM’s Chick-fil-A Leader Academy Wins Do Good December Contest
12/20/2017
 Goose Creek Memorial High School’s Chick-fil-A Leader Academy holds a fundraiser, Chick-fil-A Spirit Night, to fund the “12 Gifts of Christmas” project, which recently won
Chick-fil-A’s Do Good December contest. Pictured are (front, from left) Myelle Casinillo, Amariss Alaniz, Evann Corr, De’Jielle Jack, Chick-fil-A General Manager Javonna Roach, (back, from left) sponsor Morgan Caraway, sponsor Kelley Start, MaKayla Dempsey, Bryanna Lupian, Jeremy Chapa, Isaac Munoz, Anthony Rodriguez and Jose Guiterrez.
 
Goose Creek Memorial High School’s Chick-fil-A Leader Academy holds a fundraiser, Chick-fil-A Spirit Night, to fund the “12 Gifts of Christmas” project, which recently won Chick-fil-A’s Do Good December contest. Pictured are (front, from left) Myelle Casinillo, Amariss Alaniz, Evann Corr, De’Jielle Jack, Chick-fil-A General Manager Javonna Roach, (back, from left) sponsor Morgan Caraway, sponsor Kelley Start, MaKayla Dempsey, Bryanna Lupian, Jeremy Chapa, Isaac Munoz, Anthony Rodriguez and Jose Guiterrez.

 

View "12 Gifts of Christmas" Video here

 

GCM’s Chick-fil-A Leader Academy Wins Do Good December Contest

 

By: Susan Passmore

 

How can you get Chick-fil-A to feed breakfast to an entire school? The Chick-fil-A Leader Academy students at Goose Creek Memorial High School recently found out when it was announced that they had won the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy 2017 Do Good December contest with one of the activities from their Global Business Academy Capstone Project.

 

 

The 18 students in the GCM Global Business Academy who are part of the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy, facilitated by Kelley Start, career and technical education specialist, and business/academy teachers Morgan Caraway and Nicole Saenz, created a Do Good December project that involved “12 Gifts of Christmas” to be given to families in need to brighten their holidays.

 

 

Through fundraisers, such as a Chick-fil-A Spirit Night and an upcoming event involving students and staff purchasing stickers to be able to wear hats to school, the students are raising money to purchase the gifts or the supplies to make the gifts. Names of families were provided by GCM’s Disaster Relief Committee. Gifts included 1 mini refrigerator, 2 home repairs (gift cards for home improvement), 3 surprise baskets (bath products), 4 laundry baskets of products, 5 trays of food (Chick-fil-A), 6 gift cards for fuel, 7 gifts cards to purchase food, 8 helpers (at homes), 9 wreaths (donated by students and staff), 10 pet treat baskets, 11 family photos (from the commercial photography lab at GCM), and 12 senior portraits (from a former student who works at Chick-fil-A and is a professional photographer).

 

 

The students made a video, explaining their project and the gifts they planned to give, and senior Bryanna Lupian worked diligently to put it together to meet the deadline for the contest. Approximately 700 schools participated for the opportunity to win breakfast for their school. Scan this code to view the video created by the GCM students.

 

 

“We were so impressed with the creativity of your ‘12 Gifts of Christmas’ project and the impact your students are making for those in your community who were affected by Hurricane Harvey! We hope this gift brings a little Christmas cheer to everyone at Goose Creek Memorial and that you keep on making an Impact through Action,” said Laura Engelbrecht and the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy Team in a congratulatory email.

 

 

Students involved in the ongoing project are Amariss Alaniz, Christian Carrasco, Myelle Casinillo, Jeremy Chapa, Evann Corr, Ramiro DeLeon, MaKayla Dempsey, Jose Gutierrez, De’Jielle Jack, Bryanna Lupian, Savannah Minton, Isaac Munoz, Basia Perry, McKenzie Reznicek, Anthony Rodriguez, Daniela Romo, Alex Torres and Chelsea Washington, all seniors from the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy.

 

 

“I am so proud of the seniors participating in the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy from the GCM Global Business Academy. They were very thoughtful in their mission to make a difference at GCM. The ‘12 Gifts of Christmas’ was creative and helpful to so many families,” said Start. “Everyone was excited when we were notified that we had won out of 700 schools. We came together to watch the announcement and celebrate their hard work.”

 

Start will coordinate with Taylor Henkel and Javonna Roach at Chick-fil-A, who meet monthly with the students, to set a date for each student and staff member to receive one breakfast entrée item as a result of the work of GCM’s Chick-fil-A Leader Academy.

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