Montesano Students Count Rice to Celebrate World Food Day October 16

MONTESANO, Wash. – October 16th is World Food day, and the Montesano School district is counting rice. Applied Mathematics Teacher Roger Records explained to the school board at last week’s meeting “We use a program online called “free rice” many teachers use it as a quiz, it has sponsors that donate to the United Nations Food program for every question that a student answers correctly”

Mr. Records said the event wasn’t held the past two years, however “when we participated in 2009, we had 600 students, and they answered a total of 180,000 question, which generated 1.8 million kernels of rice.
The national event established by the United Nations, promotes a better understanding of world hunger, Records told the council “I think it’s a great opportunity to not only enforce the learning we do in the classroom, but it teaches kids a lot broader message about world hunger.”
For each question that a student answers correctly, the website donates 10 grains of rice to the World Food Program.


News Director of Jodesha Broadcasting since October 2007. Dave Haviland moved to Grays Harbor in 1979 and graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1993.