PHS puts money where hearts are
Published 1:52 pm Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Pelham High School recently raised $2,500 for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Foundation.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a mentoring program that tries to help children reach their full potential by pairing underprivileged children with adult volunteers to mentor them.
This money was raised when students bought tickets for Panther Princess, a pageant where boys dress up like girls and are judged. Guys dancing around stage in dresses while wearing heels tend to attract a crowd, and that’s exactly what happened.
Panther Princess brought in a good 800–plus students to be entertained while supporting a great charity. The past few years, around $3,000 has been raised for foundations all across the country.
At the beginning of this year, SGA decided to use any extra money available to them to give every teacher in the school $110 for supplies because they don’t seem to be given enough to last.
During Homecoming week, sophomores at Pelham collected money for breast cancer, specifically the Susan B. Komen Foundation.
At the homecoming pep rally, the sophomore class sported pink to show their support for breast cancer awareness month. The SGA helps with all the homecoming activities like Panther Princess. There are also committees within SGA. The Panther Princess Committee organized and worked with Panther Princess to get everything ready for the pageant.
It is a lot of work to get everything together when there are so many other distractions and obligations to handle, especially knowing that it will be in the presence of high school students looking for something to mess up.
The SGA did a very good job raising the $2,500 for a very important organization. It is hoped that this money will be used to help spread the word of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Association all around the country and raise awareness for troubled children.