WE’VE GOT SPIRIT, YES WE DO.
WE’VE GOT SPIRIT, HOW ‘BOUT…. CENTERVILLE HIGH SCHOOL?!
The answer to that question is a resounding YES. Centerville High School recently held their annual Spirit Chain competition, where they select one charity to raise funds for each year. I think you can see where this is going… yes, CoEd was selected as this year’s charity (high fives all around!).
These high schoolers from Ohio have more spirit than nearly anyone we know! Through a slew of activities, including collections at football and soccer games, a Zumba fundraiser, 300 person pasta dinner (planned and organized by the CHS Culinary Arts program) and individual fundraising by students, they raised an astounding $40,500. That was not a typo; they put forth a huge effort and really took ownership of this project.
The students presented a check to CoEd Board members Mario Contreras and Paul Porcino at their October 2nd football game. What motivated all their hard work? Knowing the money raised will help bring the Culture of Reading Program to two schools in Patzun, Chimaltenango: 20 de Mayo and San Bernardino. Thanks to them over 300 students will have better trained teachers, engaging storybooks, and the classroom resources they need to transform their learning environment!
We couldn’t be prouder to have been chosen as the recipient of this truly special endeavor. Thank you, Centerville High School, for showing all of us what a true spirit of generosity looks like.
Photos courtesy of Barry Burtenshaw