West Jordan Middle School students got the Christmas spirit in a big way. The school's 1,200 students raised a record-breaking $3,000 in cash and collected 9,000 food items to be distributed to Odyssey House and South Salt Lake food banks and other outlets for the needy. Ten families also were selected to receive gifts of food.

Student body officers shopped for six families that needed a helping hand for Christmas and will present the gifts in time for Christmas.