Stebbins High School students shop for local children

Trevor Cronkhite, Stebbins student body vice president enjoys helping out kids in need. WDTN photo

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Some local high school students got out of class Wednesday to go shopping for a cause.

The Stebbins High School student senate went on a shopping spree to buy gifts for local children. Armed with lists and cash, the students headed to Kmart to make the holidays a little brighter for those in need. Each year, the students raise money to buy gifts for the children.

The students involved say their service is very rewarding knowing that the children in the community will not be empty-handed when the holidays arrive.

“I enjoy the shopping portion, but I also enjoy the end of it and the feeling that everything’s actually done,” says Trevor Cronkhite, student body vice president. “But you actually feel relieved that the families are getting what they want and what they need.”

Stebbins students have been participating in this generous tradition since 1972, and the students say they are proud to carry it on.

“This is my community as well as everyone else’s and it means a lot to me to help out my community,” says Lou Ryan, student body president.

The students were able to buy gifts for about 250 children, and the presents will be delivered on Christmas Eve. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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