Spirit chains create competition for a good cause


Maggie Schroeder, Yearbook Editor

This week, the National Honor Society is hosting a competition fundraiser for Leukemia/Lymphoma through having all grades compete in a spirit chain competition as part of Spirit Week. Chain links can be purchased all this week before school, after school, during focus period, or during lunchtime. A single link costs 25 cents or purchase five links for $1.

The goal of the fundraiser is to raise a total of $500 for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society. As of yesterday evening, the NHS has raised right around $380 and it has been steadily going up.  Not only do all proceeds benefit the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, but there is also a reward for the winning grade level. Principal Matthew Bertasso has promised the grade level with the most links ice cream sandwiches at lunch.

Chemistry teacher Colleen Epperson, co-advisor of the NHS, said, “[the fundraiser] had gone off to a bit of a slow start because a lot of students did not understand what was going on. However, now that it has been on the announcements and students have gone around to talk about it during focus it has started to take off.”

The senior chain is located in the main lobby, the junior chain is in the cafeteria, the sophomore chain is in the library and the freshman chain is just outside of the PAC.

With only one day remaining, the seniors are in the lead, followed by the juniors, then the sophomores, leaving the freshman in last place for students. The teachers (whose chain is located in the gym hallway) currently rank behind the freshman. To make a comeback (or secure your lead!) bring in some cash on Friday to help lead your grade to victory.