TREMONT, Miss. (WTVA) - As part of a county wide school competition, Tremont Principal Brady Ramey challenged his students to donate 5,000 pounds of goods to the Food For
Families food drive.
If they reached that number he told them he would shave his head.
The students far exceeded that goal collecting more than 10,000 pounds of food!
With Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick on hand to shave his head, the principal says it's well worth it after all his students were able to accomplish.
Ramey said, "What we wanted to do is have a lot of fun with this competition. We wanted to give something special for our kids to remember."
Also involved in the school challenge were some faculty members who said they would wear tutus if the students collected more than 10,000 pounds of food.
They too held up their end of the deal!
The students say this shows their school spirit and love of community.
Senior Jacob Pharr said, "Christ gave and we want to give also. We feel it's important to be an example for others."
Junior Audrey Yielding said, "We were really excited because we wanted to try and break the record again. With all the incentives we really, really wanted to meet our goal which made it fun."
Senior Lakyn Todd said, "That's so much fun to get to see our principal's head shaved and see all the guys in the tutus. It was a great experience."
For Miss Mississippi this day is special as well.
Her platform is to help feed hungry Mississippians.
Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick said, "That's just the spirit of who we are as Itawabians. It's represented here today with these kids. The smallest high school in Itawamba County gave the most food. They gave 10,000 pounds of food and that's going to help feed Mississippians."
This is the third year in a row Tremont students have won the Food For Families food drive competition against other schools in the county.