The friendly competition between Franklin High School and Smoky Mountain High School has earned the name ‘the battle of Cowee Mountain,’ but never has the rivalry been for such a good cause.
The two high schools have been competing to collect gift boxes for Operation Christmas Child (OCC). The results of the competitive charity drive were announced at the FHS vs. SMHS football game on Friday, September 30.
According to FHS cheerleading coach, Jennifer Turner-Lynn, Franklin High School was the official winner of the charitable competition. The figures announced at the football game were that 3,400 boxes were collected for OCC. Turner-Lynn said that one FHS class alone collected over 400 boxes.