Every year the classes at New Haven High hold fundraisers to raise money for their senior trips. This year is no different.
For starters, the freshmen are selling cookie dough and fruit this school year. According to their class sponsors, since October 3rd, the first day of their fundraiser, the class as a whole hasn’t done as well as the sponsors would have hoped.
Mrs. Oelrichs, a freshmen class sponsor, said, “So far, we've only had 69 items turned in, out of an anticipated 795 items. However, many students have been selling and haven't turned in their orders yet. I expect the majority of the orders to be turned in on our last turn-in day.”
The last turn-in day came up fast, though. On October 17th, all members of the class will have to have sold at least 15 items or they will have incurred a $10 fine for every item they are under the minimum. As well as getting everyone to have met the minimum requirements, Mrs. Oelrichs had hopes of raising at least $10,000.
“I liked the fundraiser. They were always a good way to raise money for our class and they helped cut down on costs,” Olivia Williams, junior, contributed.
In reference to the fundraisers, Patricia Weatherly, class of 2016, said, “These fundraisers take some of the pressure off the student class as a whole because the more money raised with these means the less money the students have to pay out of pocket.”
This year the junior class will be selling Krispy Kreme donuts starting on October 24th. The fundraiser will end on November 6th.
Mr. Pruessner, a junior class sponsor, said, “We're hoping to raise around $3,000. The class voted that everyone should sell at least 15 items with a fine of $7.50 for each item less than that. We're hoping it is as successful as last year's donut sales.”
When asked if he thought his class would reach their senior trip goal for 2019, Mr. Pruessner commented, “It's hard knowing exactly how much we'll need for Senior Trip, but the class should be in good shape as long as they reach their goal with this fundraiser.”
Again, New Haven alum Patricia Weatherly commented, “For those students who have to pay all of their dues and fines on their own, it is easier to pay off those things over a matter of years rather than a matter of months.”
Senior Lacie Grater adds, “It’s important to raise money through fundraisers because if you don’t, that money will add up in the long run. Instead of having to pay the amount your class chose, you would have to pay the amount of money you chose not to take advantage of within the fundraisers. You’d rather pay less and not more.”
As you can see, the students here at New Haven High have had some responsibilities on their shoulders this month, if they plan on going on Senior Trip. As a community, let's be generous and contribute to our local school fundraisers for this year and years to come.