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A straitforward start

November 11, 2021

Students earned the right to pie a teacher during a week-long coin wars fundraiser for Lunches for Lives (L4L). L4L  was started 10 years ago by the Be There Club, now called Interact Club. In previous years, Lunches for Lives would cook meals such as quesadillas and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for alternative lunch meals. Students would buy these special lunches and the money would then go to families in need in Portage. 

This year, it became clear that Interact needed a new, more Covid-friendly option. “[Interact] found another way during lunch to help our families in Portage,” said teacher and Interact Club adviser Greathen Derenne. Interact leaders decided to do a coin war: during lunch, students could put money donations into the jars of teachers who volunteered, and at the end of the week, the three teachers with the donations in their jar got pied in the face. 

With each donation students made, they were able to write their name on a slip of paper and enter it into a raffle.  If their name was drawn on Thursday, they got to be one of the students to pie a teacher at the end of the day on Friday at the end of the day. 

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