WOHS Students Serving Soldiers celebrate Halloween by giving back

The club is showcasing its Halloween spirit by participating in the second annual Treats for Troops.

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Students in the Students Serving Soldiers club at West Orange High School are celebrating Halloween by giving back. 

The club is collecting excess Halloween candy and shipping it to deployed troops overseas. 

SSS said the Treats for Troops event is a great way to help thank soldiers for their service and give them a reminder of their home. 

"Everyone needs something sweet in their life," SSS said. "The soldiers have fought so hard for our country and have given so much effort into helping us."

Now in its second year, the club members said they got the idea for the event and collecting candy when they realized how much extra candy goes to waste. 

"We hope this event will show the importance of giving back," SSS said. 

The main organizers of the event are Amber Matlach, Caroline Gordon and Trenton Campbell. 

Those who wish to donate candy can drop it off in room 540. The deadline for donations is Friday, Nov. 5 at 2:30 p.m. 




Annabelle Sikes

News Editor Annabelle Sikes was born in Boca Raton and moved to Orlando in 2018 to attend the University of Central Florida. She graduated from UCF in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology. Her past journalism experiences include serving as a web producer at the Orlando Sentinel, a reporter at The Community Paper, managing editor for NSM Today, digital manager at Centric Magazine and as an intern for the Orlando Weekly.

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