News Flashes: Fashion show, cake pops, Pow wow

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Caitlin Wolfarth, Haley Kyger, Brianna Glase, News Editor, Sports Editor, Online Chief

Fashion show aids in senior class budget

This year’s fashion show will be held Sunday, March 10 from 12:00- 4:00 p.m. in the Upper Gym.

According to Director of Annual Giving & Constituent Relations Laura Lang, class of ’75, seniors will model fashions from retailers around the area, more than 20 restaurants will serve signature dishes, and a silent auction will held.

Six years ago, the Patriot Parent Association started the fashion show to help raise money for “their projects and programs, especially to help underwrite the cost of the senior class After Prom,” according to Lang.

“It’s a great effort on the part of our parent volunteers who have been planning this for the last six months,” Lang said.  “They give their time and talent – all to benefit the students of JC.”

Caitlin Wolfarth is a News Editor for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.

Senior bakes cake-pops to raise money for a cause

It was the scariest time of her life. There were nights when she would cry herself to sleep or wake up from crying in her dreams. She couldn’t imagine her life without her mom.

For senior Susie Snee, having her mom as a breast cancer survivor helped her realize that she wanted to sell cake pops for the Patient Advocacy Fund at Johns Hopkins for her senior project.

“My mom received chemo treatments at Johns Hopkins for breast cancer,” Snee said. “I let her pick the breast cancer foundation and she said she wanted me to donate the money [to the Patient Advocacy Fund] because she enjoyed the nurses and experience. They gave her hope for a better day.”

According to Snee, planning her project started in November. After she knew her plan for the project, she began to email President of the Patient Advocacy Fund Lillie Shockney in January for liability rights. After she gained approval from President Madelyn Ball, Senior Project Coordinator Louise  Geczy, and Director of Annual Giving and Constituent Relations Laura Lang, she promoted the event by hanging up posters around the school. On Feb. 8, she began baking and the cake pops were delivered on Feb. 14.

Overall, Snee has managed to raise $203 from selling her cake pops. According to Snee, if she can find the time, energy, or volunteers, she may do another cake pop sale before Easter to raise more money.

“She [Snee’s mom] thinks it is for a great cause and she’s glad she could influence me in the right direction. She is encouraging me to do it again,” Snee said.

 Haley Kyger is a Sports Editor for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.

Pow Wow raises over $4,000 for St. Labre

Vice Principal for Academics Gary Scholl was proud to send off a check of $4,125 this week to the St. Labre Indian School from the funds raised at the Morning Star Pow Wow.

“If we get more than $4,000, it’s a good year for us,” Scholl said.

The money sent to St. Labre does not have a specific purpose. Rather, “it just goes into their operating budget,” according to Scholl. The three different schools associated with St. Labre are fully funded by outside donations.

Though funds from the Pow Wow were higher than most years, attendance was lower than previous Pow Wows. “The crowd was down a little bit,” Scholl said.

According to Scholl, one reason that the total funds raised increased from previous years is because the suggested donation for attendees was raised from $4 to $5.

Though general attendance was down, according to Scholl, student attendance and participation was way up.

“We had more students this year than ever before,” he said. Scholl believes that this was due in part to teachers encouraging their students to attend and other students posting about the Pow Wow on social media sites.

Brianna Glase is the Online Chief for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.