2017-10-12 / Community

Laker raises more than $1K for disaster relief

PIGEON - The Laker High School student council conducted a homecoming week coin drive for hurricane relief efforts.

“It was a smashing success,” said student council president Halle Keim.

The student council added a special twist to the coin drive - pennies deducted points from class totals on count day. This, and the schoolwide competitive spirit, made for a fun competition and an overwhelming total - $1,265.

The elementary and secondary schools participated in the coin drive. The overall top class was the fifth grade, which brought in $262. In second place was the senior class, which collected $235. The third grade class came in third place with $110.

“We are excited to see this money benefit disaster relief in the south and are once again blown away by our school and community’s support,” Keim said. “It’s a great day to be a Laker!”

Because the senior class was the top coin collector in the secondary school, some senior members of the varsity football team enjoyed a fun reward on behalf of the senior class. Pictured here, they slapped whipped cream pies in the face of their coach, Steve VerBurg, during the homecoming pep assembly.

The fifth graders will receive a prize for their achievement.

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