An Hour In … Socktober partyTop three classes rewarded with pizza and sundaes
The winning classes who donated the most socks to the Salvation Army, for Socktober, received a pizza and brownie sundae party on Nov. 14. Freshmen art, health science and juniors in nursing all came to celebrate during their seventh period in the cafeteria.
Students in Sheilah Petrowsky’s second period art class enjoy a reward for their donations. Like other students, Kelsey Rowan brought socks in to be donated for Socktober. “I like to help other people and I thought it was a great way to show support in the community,” Rowan said.
All students were recognized and able to have fun at the party held in the cafeteria.“I brought 12 pairs in for my class,” freshman Abigail Fitzpatrick said. “I really like the pizza party because I was hungry from not eating lunch.”
There is generally a shortage of socks for homeless people, which Asst. Principal Trish Taylor recognizes as an ‘often forgotten need.’ “Administration is always happy to be included in the recognition of student achievement,” Taylor said.
Nursing teacher Sara Hartwich rallies her students up to go back to class. The nursing class came in second place. “The whole class was ecstatic, they’re very competitive and like to win,” Hartwich said. “This was an excellent idea and for a very good cause.”
StuCo helped sophomore Karissa Butler by making sure everyone got their food at the party. “I donated six packs of 10 socks,” Butler said. “I take my role very seriously and love doing it.”
In Lori Martinelli’s health science class, extra credit was offered along with the knowledge that they were helping the people at Salvation Army. “My teacher said to bring in socks for extra credit, so I brought in 30 pairs,” freshman Jordan Johnson said.
The students tried to donate as many socks as possible in order to win the party.
“I was really surprised and happy when I found out we got to go to the party too because I thought only the first place winner got to,” freshman Aya Faria said.