The past few years, Woodbury High School has collected donations for students and families, throughout the school community, who are struggling to afford food and living. Particularly, we focused on the holiday season. What better time to give?
This year, Student Council wanted to try something new. Rather than simply pass around bags for donations, we sent out a 5ft. tall cardboard cut out lion, adorned in Royal beads, to classrooms around the school. Though it sounds harmless, the lion was accompanied with a soundbox that emitted a roar (literally) every 10 seconds. It was undeniablly annoying. But that was the point.
The objective was to have both students and teachers pay to have the arguably maddening lion removed from the classroom. Collections of specific values resulted in various outcomes:
$10 -- The lion was removed from the room.
$20 -- The current classroom was allowed to decide upon the lion's next victim (the teacher to host it next).
$30-- The current classroom was able to choose the next location as well as recieve "Lion Insurance" (a guarantee that the lion would not return).
The fundraiser began Friday, December 5th and was origally planned to carry on until Wednesday, December 10th. Unfortunately, the final sound box roared its last roar at 2:52 pm on Monday afternoon. Not to worry though, as of Thursday we learned that over $800 was collected in just two days. All donations will go to giving some of Woodbury's own a better holiday season. Congratulations Woodbury High School!