Highland High School wins food drive contest

COWICHE, Wash. -- We've got a winner in the KIMA Kids for Cans Food Drive. Yes, Scotty Power came through. The kids from Highland High School won.

Alan Sillence and Jim Niedelman were there to cheer them Friday for their accomplishment and hand them their trophy. They collected more than a ton of food. That's more than five pounds a student. It's enough to provide 1,600 meals to families in need.

"We're really proud. We worked really hard and it's nice that we won. I think we deserved it," said Highland High School student Alex Burns.

"The first thing the leadership kids told me in the beginning of the year was that they wanted to make a difference and do something that went beyond themselves," said Highland High School teacher Chad Seely.

More than a dozen schools participated in the challenge. They collected more than 31,000 pounds of food altogether.