A group of Winslow Junior High School students recently dropped off more than 2,000 cans of cat food to the Humane Society of Waterville. It all began Jan. 15, with an assembly featuring Lisa Smith, the director of the shelter and Joann Brizendine. The sixth-grade class, which consists of close to 80 students, were shown a slide show of the shelter and were able to ask questions. They were also thrilled to be able to pet four kittens and a puppy that were brought to the assembly.

After a friendly, three-week competition between the five home room classes, the sixth-grade class was able to collect more than 2,000 cans of cat food, with the winning class taking an after-school field trip to the Humane Society to deliver it.