Alicia Arnold ’14 – News
Last week Romeo High School held their annual Charity Week to benefit Rainbow Connection, an organization that helps make wishes come true for children battling cancer. Romeo sponsored two children from Rainbow Connection, Jamir and Natalie. Despite the many snow days during the week before charity week, Romeo High School raised eighteen thousand dollars for the Rainbow Connection. In Penny Wars alone, Romeo Staff and students raised $4,695.22.
“Penny Wars was a fun charity week activity that pitted teachers and classrooms against one another for a great cause,” Jason Couch said.
For Penny Wars, there are two winners; the teacher with the most positive points or pennies was Mrs. Droope and the teacher with the most money raised all together was Mr. Boggio.
“It honestly very exciting to have your class contribute that much money for a great cause. It was a lot of fun to get involved for a great charity, being competitive in all with my nemesis across the hall,” Droope said.
The week concluded with a Pep Assembly on Friday, where the student body met one of the children that Romeo sponsored, Jamir, a three year old battling a blood disease. Representatives of Rainbow Connection also attended the Pep Assembly graciously accepting the $18,000 check and thanking Romeo High School for their hard work during Charity Week.
“I’m proud of the way our students worked together and became completely selfless during the week to work for the Rainbow Connection,” Mr. Fountain, Student Council Supervisor, said.
Photo by Gina Bologna ’14