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Teachers met with Smart Club members in
room 215 to plan fundraisers for students in need of financial help dual
enrollment courses, Monday, Dec. 3.
After the meeting concluded Monday, teachers
and counselors agreed to meet Wednesday, Dec 12. and decide on fundraising
ideas for the students to schedule.
“This is a great opportunity for our LHS
community to support each other,” said Shana Dinges, psychology and sociology
teacher. “I am impressed by how many students are enthusiastic about raising
funds to help their peers gain a better education... I have high hopes that
this will be a successful project for Lewiston High School students.”
This ‘program-without a name’ through Smart
Club consisted of students in need of financial assistance and others that worked
on fundraising for their peers. Counselors met and provided a savings program
for those students where they put money aside throughout the semester to pay
for dual enrollment classes. During the course of the year, other students planned
to help organize fundraisers and look for community donations to help their
“Based on student surveys…we may need [to
raise] over $9, 000,” mentioned Tammy Hasenoehrl, counselor.
Fellow dual enrollment teachers Cynthia
Johnson, Psychology and Relationships teacher, and Dinges, Sociology and Psychology
teacher, jumped on board with this program with the help Hasenoehrl, Tara
Cobley, English teacher, and Holly White who helped plan the program from its
Cobley and Hasenoehrl asked students to join
the program from survey results. The basic survey consisted of questions that
asked the students if the program interested them. Although the club welcomed everyone to join, students
who wanted to participate needed to listen to the daily bulletin and check
their student email.