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Thirst Project Club raises more than $2,000 during the first week of fundraising

With an effort to raise money for their Thirst Project fundraiser, juniors Salma Ahmed and Sarenna Wood sold their bracelets during lunch Jan. 31. They plan to reach a total of $6,000 dollars by the end of the school year, all of which will be donated to the national Thirst Project. “Being able to sell our bracelets and raise money for people in need makes me feel great, and it is such a great opportunity to help others,” Wood said. “Watching people [that] live in poor countries faces light up when they see that people are donating money to give water is very emotional, and I think that the world needs more of these people.”

Jacob Stanton, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

With a passion for helping others, students in the Thirst Project Club, including junior and Club President Salma Ahmed, junior Sarenna Wood and sophomore Connor Gusky, have already raised more than $2,000 during the first week of fundraising. The profits will go to the non-profit organization, the Th...

Thirst Project Club aims to make a difference by building a well

Member of the Thirst Project Club and junior Sarenna Wood designs wristbands for the club fundraisers. Wood said her favorite part of the club is the energy they have when talking about their projects. “Everyone just gets so excited and starts thinking of more ways to raise money and support for the project,” Wood said. “It’s a really great cause and I’m super proud to be a part of it.”

Hannah Choi, Convergent Media Writer

January 20, 2020

After an official Road Warrior from the Thirst Project headquarters came to talk to junior Salma Ahmed’s Biology class about their organization, a group of five junior women became inspired to start a similar club themselves. The Thirst Project is an international organization that raises money ...

Make-A-Wish Day: LOCO partners with Mod On Trend for fundraiser

Browsing through racks, LOCO senior class representative Emily Lofgren shops for a new sweater at Mod On Trend. Lofgren helped organize the fundraiser and spread the word on social media. “I was so excited to hear that LOCO was holding a fundraiser with Mod,” Lofgren said. “I get to shop at one of my favorite stores while also contributing to an amazing cause.”

Angie Jia, Convergent Media Writer

November 15, 2019

Longhorn Council (LOCO) is holding a fundraiser at Mod On Trend, a local boutique, Nov. 16 in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  The event was set up because Mod On Trend previously worked with senior and Make-A-Wish ambassador Madi Foppe who modeled in their fashion show last year. “Mod actually reach...

Mu Alpha Theta sells donuts for Every Child’s Hope

Mu Alpha Theta sells donuts for Every Child’s Hope

Nayeon Ryu, Staff Writer

August 14, 2018

This summer, the West community rallied to raise money for Every Child’s Hope (ECH), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the well-beings of young people, through a gofundme page. To supplement the donations already raised, Mu Alpha Theta is hosting a fundraiser Aug. 22 before school. ...

The battle to become a man

Morse stands in front of the international transgender flag.

Sydney Kinzy, Productions Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2016

Freshman Tony Morse is a huge alternative music fan and absolutely loves animals. He is a boy full of hopes and dreams of fully transforming into his true self. The only difference separating him from his peers is that Morse came out as transgender in March 2014. “I wasn’t exactly happy as a gir...

Charming Charlie jewelry supports the class of 2017

At last year's Homecoming, junior Hannah Hoffmann wore a silver chain necklace.

Sydney Kinzy

September 8, 2016

Have you bought all your accessories for Homecoming? If not, what are you waiting for? On Sept. 11 from 6-9 p.m., Charming Charlie at the Chesterfield Mall will be helping the class of 2017 raise money for the senior lock-in. “If you buy a simple homecoming dress you can help the senior class by buying acc...

Pie for Pi

Pie for Pi

Allison Wills, Staf Writer

April 3, 2015

Senior Nicole Maurer serves pie in honor of Pi Day, Mar. 14. The math department and members of Mu Alpha Theta (math honors society) sold pie on this geometrical date as a way to fundraise for math contests and supplies, raising $1200. “We had to put all the pie on plates and make sure they were all...

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