HAMMOND - The Hammond Central School student body began their Thanksgiving festivities and got into the spirit of sharing early last Tuesday with a Turkey Shootout.
Current Red Devil basketball players and future marksmen-ladies also got a chance to show how they valued good foul shooting in the contest where the top girl and boy shooters in each class won a turkey.
Some of the shooters donated their turkeys back to aid other families.
It is very exciting for all the kids and they had a blast doing it. Hammond Central had 45 turkeys donated from the community and surrounding area, said Hammond Athletic Director Shawn Dack.
The funds donated will all go towards the kids in whatever they may need.
Making half-court shots in a special contest were: Mia Tulley, Paige Frisina, Damien Arquitt and Randy Durham.
Emerging as the class leaders were the following.
12th Grade: Alyssa Crosby/Gabby Marshall - Darin Bresett who donated their turkeys to someone else.
11th Grade: Emily Bush and Colin Martin.
10th Grade: Cassi Whalen (donated turkey) and Tristan Simons.
Ninth Grade: Hailey Ogden and Collin Youngs.
Eighth Grade: Morgan Hanley and Travis Bresett.
Seventh Grade: Ally Crosby (donated turkey) and Brett Gleason/John Boland
Sixth Grade: Kennedy Rogers and Jacob Walsh
Fifth Grade: Katarina June and Reiss Ryan
Fourth Grade: Hailey Cunningham and Garrett Langtry/Randy Durham
Third Grade: Alyvia Crosby and Nick LaRock
Second Grade: Hailee Manning and Mark Durham
First Grade: Kahlan Chapman, Johnathan Parker, Landree Kenyon and Jacob Spies.
Kindergarten: Willow Arquitt and Ryot Kern
Pre-K Winners: Shae Rosenbarker - Landon Webster
Pre-K Winners: Farrah Roberts and Trent Waiculonis