A Friendlier Rivalry

After their rival was affected by the Great Flood in Baton Rouge, one school huddled together to rebuild it.

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Hometown Help

In 2016, the Great Flood in Baton Rouge left thousands of residents without homes and students without a school. Atlanta-based UPS employee, Malerie Thornton, watched as her hometown of Baton Rouge became unrecognizable. When the McKinley High alum discovered their long-time rival Glen Oaks had suffered great damage, it was only natural for Malerie to ask UPS to help in the rebuilding effort. Students and athletes from McKinley High School teamed up with UPS to repair their rival’s football locker room, and together they built an unbreakable bond within the Baton Rouge community.