The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

School Columnists

January 17, 2013

Assembly a fun way to raise money for prom

CONNEAUT — Over the holiday season Conneaut High School had plenty of work to do. The senior class inspired the school into the giving mood as they organized a food drive for the local food pantry. Each grade level competed with each other in hopes of donating the largest amount of canned goods. The senior class came out on top; the entire school collected a total of 712 cans and a significant amount of cash donations.

As winter break approached, the junior and senior classes organized the first ever Minute-to-Win-It assembly. This was a great fund-raiser, which not only benefited the 2013 Prom, but helped every student become excited and ready to kick off his or her winter break. Students and staff paid $5 to participate in one of the events. The winner of each event was rewarded a prize donated by businesses and people around Conneaut, such as Subway, Quizno’s and the school athletic boosters.

“My favorite part about the competition was being able to compete against everyone, including the teachers, and cheering for my class to win every event!” said Emilee Bucci, junior class secretary.

Each contestant was given 60 seconds to complete the task at hand. Events consisted of things like making a red foam ball attached to a string to stick on their petroleum jelly covered nose; putting a plastic ornament into a circle on the opposite side of the gym by waving at it; and transferring five Oreos from the forehead to the mouth without touching the Oreos. The Minute-to-Win-It competition was a huge success that involved everyone. The assembly host, Richard Shields, also picked students from the crowd to lead the school in Christmas carols. Brooke Lahnan was one of the lucky students who picked a song to sing in front of everyone at the assembly.

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