Students at both the Dell Rapids Middle School and Dell Rapids High School held fundraisers recently to raise money for hurricane relief.
The middle school held a week-long “Penny War” the week of October 16th – 20th. Students could bring in spare change throughout the week with the winning class receiving a movie and popcorn party for the whole grade. Points were accumulated throughout the week for each grade level. Points were gained by adding pennies to grade’s jug. Points were subtracted by adding silver coins and bills to the other grade’s jugs. The 6th grade finished with -19,001 points. The 7th grade had -13,763 points. 5th grade finished with -13,762 points. The winning class of the movie and popcorn party was the 8th grade class with a total of +1,922 points.
Throughout the “Penny War” week, the students and staff of the middle school raised $1,186.24! All the money will be donated to the American Red Cross for relief efforts following hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.
The Dell Rapids High School also held their own fundraiser that also raised funds for hurricane relief. Raffle tickets were sold to the high school students for $2.00 each. The raffle earned the students a chance to throw a whipped-cream pie at Mr. Bunkers during the pep rally on Friday, October 20th. A few lucky students were drawn out and able to throw their pies in front of the entire middle and high school during the pep rally. The high school students were able to raise $200 to be added to the hurricane relief.