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Supporting the American Heart Association
Joy Ryan
Preparing for King and Queen of Hearts, the Student Council (StuCo) invites different clubs and encourages them all to participate. The King and Queen of Hearts fundraiser held in February is an annual fundraiser to raise money for the American Heart Association. “It’s for a good cause and since it’s like a competition type thing, I think it raises spirits and gets people more active in school and to participate more,” Vice President of Design Academy Emilio Garcia said. “Some of the challenges were figuring out the logistics and getting smaller clubs to participate and once we get to week two and three getting donations gets challenging.”

To raise money for the American Hearts Association (AHA), StuCo is hosting the King and Queen of Hearts fundraiser.

“Each club has two representatives and they have sashes and little baskets given to them by StuCo,” StuCo member Elohea Madefero said. “They go around asking for donations and all proceeds go to the American Heart Association.”

The King and Queen of Hearts fundraiser event has been a tradition involving different clubs getting involved in donating to the AHA.

“Our student council is how we as a school present to other schools, so each school is expected to support a charity and the American Heart Association is something our school has done for a while,“ StuCo member Elohea Madefero said. “It’s keeping up with tradition and then also being part of a good charity and a good cause.”

Raising about five hundred dollars last year, the student council hopes to exceed the amount of money raised from donations last year. 

“I’m excited to see how much more we can raise and our goal is to probably double what we did last year, so I’d like to see us reach one thousand this year,” StuCo adviser Micheal Woxland said. “ Plus, it is a good way to get some friendly competition going between the different clubs on campus.” 

Clubs like BSU, FBLA, FCCLA, HOSA, and other clubs will be participating. The club with the most donations will be crowned King and Queen of Hearts. 

“I know last year when I did it it was really hard, specifically going out of your comfort zone to ask people for money cause then you have to explain what you’re doing and what it’s for,” HOSA president Aeron Pearson said. “I’m definitely going to get out of my comfort zone and it’s just really fun wearing the sash and holding the little bucket around all day.” 

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