High School Activities
This year we kicked off our service marathon with our second year of the Cupcakes for a Cure fundraiser for Relay for Life. It began last year as a mission to sell 1,000 cupcakes to earn $1,000, but it became an even sweeter success with a final raised total of about $3,300. We decided to keep the sweetness going by bringing this fundraiser back to the school, and so every Friday, students can help fight cancer by buying a cupcake, beating the awful disease $1 at a time. All the funds we raised this year from these curing cupcakes, a total of $4,905, will go toward our donation to the American Cancer Society for Relay for Life.
Love was definitely in the air, along with some embarrassment, for our next fundraiser. As Valentine’s Day approached, NHS decided to sell Gorilla Grams to benefit Relay for Life. For $5, students could send their friends or loved ones a candy bar, sweet heart candies, and a message. But the best part: all of this was delivered by a mystery student in a gorilla suit, and captured on camera to be broadcast to the school. Needless to say, high school students and faculty practically went bananas, spreading lots of monkey love around Central Cambria. NHS felt the love by adding the raised $225 to our Relay donation.
Another big fundraiser for Relay that kept us busy this year was our 3rd annual Student-vs-Faculty “Ballin’ for a Cure” Basketball Game. NHS helped out at this fun-filled event that featured some tough competition between teachers and students, a basket raffle, accessories so fans could “Go Purple” for Relay for Life, face-painting, and more. With the help of the community’s generosity and our school’s assistance, we were able to raise over $2,500 for our Relay efforts.
Our biggest fundraiser for our Relay for Life efforts is our annual Relay Day. We spent the last month working hard instead of winding down. NHS students planned, prepped, and pulled out all stops to provide Central Cambria with an exciting Relay Day at school. From DJ’s and movies, to a volleyball tournament and a talent show, NHS made sure that students enjoyed themselves. All the while, these students were funding the cure for cancer, and everyone involved should be proud of their efforts. This year, all of our fundraisers for the American Cancer Society generated around $21,000.