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Tech students get in giving spirit

LYNN – In a season marked by giving, Lynn Tech students have gone above and beyond.It was quite a sight in the Jack Barry Gymnasium in the T. O?Connor Field House Tuesday, as Tech senior Kevin Gomes and junior Nelson Barrios presented a check for $8,500 to the Greater Boston Food Bank, to the delight of their cheering classmates.The money was raised as part of a two-week fundraising campaign – dubbed No Hunger Games – in which students got sponsors to pledge money for their walk to end hunger, a journey that took them Wednesday from Tech to and around the Lynn Commons and back to school.About 800 of the school?s 855 students took part, according to English teacher Jason McCuish, who is the faculty adviser for Tech?s SkillsUSA program, a vocational school organization focused on the trades, leadership and community service.?The kids worked together and did a great job,” McCuish said, noting that students also donated 550 care packages to the Lynn Shelter Association, providing socks, hats, gloves, scarves, toiletries and treats to those who need it the most.?When it comes to community service, our school is always there to help,” Barrios said.McCuish credited Barrios and Gomes with coordinating the fundraising efforts. “They took the lead and got everyone involved,” he said.

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