In an effort to boost student spirits leading up to Valentine’s Day, student government is selling “Candy Grams” for students at Hull High School.
The Candy Grams are small bags of assorted candy for $3 each that can be bought by students during lunch and will be delivered to the recipients during homeroom on Valentine’s
Day. The money earned will be distributed between the four classes.
“It’s always good to shake things up in the winter,” said student government advisor and math teacher Mrs. Hillner, who added that “this gives the kids something to get excited about and something to look forward to.”
“It’s been such a long time since these kids have been in elementary school, where Valentine’s is a big deal, that they get excited about it,” Hillner said.
A few Candy Grams were sold the first two days, which Hillner said is “always good” because normally a few people buy early in the week, and then excitement builds and students rush to buy theirs at the end of the week.
Students have been helping Hillner carry out the fundraiser, from creating the Candy Grams to persuading their peers to buy them at lunch and volunteering to deliver them on Valentine’s Day.
The last fundraiser for all four classes was in November, around Thanksgiving, where energy and participation were extremely high. The hope is that this fundraiser, which comes two weeks before the February vacation, will carry students through to the break and help school end the month on a high note.
Victoria Dolan is The Hull Times school correspondent. This column expresses her student viewpoint. For questions or news tips, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.