The students at Hingham High School won their sneaker drive competition against Silver Lake High School last week.
The two schools combined collected more than a thousand pairs of shoes, and Hingham won by collecting 696 pairs.
Over the past month, students at Silver Lake and Hingham High School collected the old sneakers and shoes both for recycling and for donation to charity, according to Hingham High School Assistant Principal Rick Swanson.
The gently used pairs will be donated to the American Red Cross while more damaged shoes will be recycled through Nike’s “Re-Use a Shoe” program, Swanson said in an email to Patch.
With the help of Nike, those pairs will find new life as tracks, basketball courts and other athletic surfaces.
The Harbormen also went on to win the basketball game on Feb. 14, between Hingham and Silver Lake boys’ teams, which secured their very first league championship in basketball in school history.