Rockin’ and Raising Money

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Rockin’ and Raising Money

Students participate in the third annual 'Rock-a-Thon' in the media center. They ate, did homework and some in the back left played Fortnite.

Students participate in the third annual 'Rock-a-Thon' in the media center. They ate, did homework and some in the back left played Fortnite.

Students participate in the third annual 'Rock-a-Thon' in the media center. They ate, did homework and some in the back left played Fortnite.

Students participate in the third annual 'Rock-a-Thon' in the media center. They ate, did homework and some in the back left played Fortnite.

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Rocking chairs, food and Fornite perfectly describes the 8 hour fundraiser in the media center on Saturday, March 24th. The ‘Rock-a-Thon’ is run by AP world teacher, Elizabeth Russell and it donates to the Key Club and the boys and girls homes of North Carolina, a special project of Key Clubs across the nation.

Last year, it raised over $4,000.00 with a little over a hundred who participated. This year, more than one hundred and fifty students participated, each with a donation, the total amount of donations has yet to be counted. Russell couldn’t do it without some help from the Kiwanis organization that sponsors Key Clubs across the nation and the Key Club officers.

“This year [Kiwanis is] paying for the pizza, they brought us quite a number of pepsis to drink, they’ve brought us snacks and cookies so they’ve been a big help to us,” Russell said.

The food included a Krispy Kreme breakfast, a Domino’s pizza lunch and assorted snacks like cookies, chips and fruit snacks.

“The food was the best part, [I ate] pizza and a soda and a couple donuts,” sophomore Madison Magyar said.

Magyar raised $31.00 that will be donated to the homes of North Carolina along and Key Club. Northwest had donated to them at Christmas with toys and now continues to donate money to help them pay for everyday needs.

Students can participate if they’re in Key Club or not, one just needs a chair and a donation. With a donation, it’s a total of ten service learning hours earned.

“[It’s] extremely easy compared to having to go out and work at separate intervals, like its easier to get them all done at once,” Magyar said.

Key Club and Russell invite students next year to participate in the ‘Rock-a-Thon’ that will be held in March or April. Next year, they hope to have awards to the those that have the most donors or money raised.

“Come on out, it’s not a bad way to spend a Saturday morning,” Russell said. “I have folks that just rest and chill out, I have folks that do homework, folks who play games or watch movies,”

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