High school student groups raising funds for area agencies

Davies-South Cheerleaders Donation

Members of the Davies and South cheerleading squads presented $677 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation on January 24

Amid the thick schedules of winter high school activities, students of Davies, North and South High Schools are also currently involved “paying it forward” to their community through a variety of fundraising events.

On Monday, January 24, over 50 members of the Davies and South High cheerleading squads gathered in the South High Commons at 4:00 p.m. to present the Make-A-Wish Foundation with an oversized check in the amount of $677.   Members of squads – 34 from South, and 20 from Davies – sold space on star-shaped wall decorations to their fellow students and others.   This was the second year for the fundraiser.

This past Saturday, January 29, club members of the North High DECA group joined their teammates on the North High hockey team for the fundraiser “Skate for the Kids,” during the team’s match in the Fargo Coliseum against Grand Forks Central.  Activities included a “miracle minute” during the first intermission period, where club members raced through the stands to collect dollars and loose change for donation.  During the second intermission, club members led a “Teddy Bear Toss,” where spectators who brought the stuffed bears launched them from the stands towards the rink.  The effort yielded $150 and 79 teddy bears, which will be donated to the YWCA Cass Clay.

On Tuesday, February 8, the second annual “Stick It to Cancer” fundraiser will take place during the North v. South boys and girls varsity hockey team matches at the Coliseum.  Money collected at the events will be turned over to (and matched by) Dakota Medical Foundation to use as matching funds for its other fundraisers.  Last year’s recipient of funding is expected to be at the matches to drop a ceremonial puck.  To date, “Stick It” fundraising includes t-shirt sales, and upcoming silent auction, miracle minute, and 50/50 raffle at the event.

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