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Rock till you drop at the Rock-a-thon

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Students from last year at the Rock-a-thon. Many are looking forward to the fundraiser in March.

Students from last year at the Rock-a-thon. Many are looking forward to the fundraiser in March.

Students from last year at the Rock-a-thon. Many are looking forward to the fundraiser in March.

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Hop off that couch and join Northwest at the Rock-a-thon. Northwest Guilford High School has done this in the past, and because of all the fun the students had while giving back to the community, they decided to do it again.

Students come together one day a year in the library to spend time with friends, and raise money for the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina. The Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina main mission are to provide care and support for children in North Carolina by addressing their emotional and physical needs.

“It’s open to every student in the school,” Elizabeth Russell said. “You bring a chair that rocks, rolls or reclines, and you’re with us for about 8 hours to raise money for the Boys and Girls Homes.”

This year will be the third annual Rock-a-thon that Northwest has held. Students are excited to participate this year because in prior years they got to know other students, play board games, watch movies and eat snacks. The event goes from 8 am to 4 pm, and they will take anybody that wants to participate.

“I remember the majority of the boys would play ‘Call of Duty,’ and the rest of everyone else would watch ‘Harry Potter’ and talk while eating free pizza,” senior Eve Golecruz said.

Typically, the Rock-a-thon is supposed to be held around the Christmas months, but because of Northwest’s Christmas Families, they pushed the Rock-a-thon to spring three years ago. There are pledge sheets where they ask for people to get as many donations as they can, but there is not a minimum amount to participate in the Rock-a-thon. This year they have scheduled the fundraiser for Sat, March 24.

“We just enjoy a rather relaxed day of having good food, watching movies, playing video games, doing homework, playing card games, whatever students want to do,” Russell said. “The whole time we are rocking and rolling for the Boys and Girls Homes.”

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Rock till you drop at the Rock-a-thon