Giovanna Ruffino ‘19 and Austin Taseski ‘21: Students and parents believe that the annual Homecoming 2.0 dance fails as the most successful way of raising money for charity. Most students struggle to make the decision to spend the effort and time to attend the dance. Many alternatives for raising money arise in the conversation.
Taylor Georgievski ‘20 plans to attend the charity dance for the third time in a row.
“I am going with my friends this year, I have no problem with the charity event being the dance,” Georgievski ‘20 said.
Although going to the charity seems an unpopular opinion, many students chose to go because of the charity event.
Daniel Vinckier ‘20 and his friends decide whether to go with only a couple days left before the dance.
“I want to go because my friends are but I do think there are better ways to raise money,” Vinckier said.
For students like Sebastian Botezan ‘19, who plans to not attend the dance, he thinks a different charity event like bowling attracts students to donate more money.
“There are not many ways to raise money but something small like bowling could raise a lot of money because people would go,” Botezan said.
For example, a seniors vs. teacher basketball game, attracts a large portion of the student body and even the faculty.
Although the Homecoming 2.0 dance proves to present positives and negatives, donating to the Leader Dog foundation regardless allows the physically disabled to enjoy their lives.