Class Fundraisers Look to Lessen Price of Senior Events
Every year each class holds fundraisers including bake sales, plant sales, dances, and other activities to help raise money for their class. At the end of the year, this money is counted and is eventually used for the respective class’s senior trip, senior prom, and class gift to the school.
In an interview with Ann Hess and Julie Stevenson, Ms. Stevenson told me, “It would be great if classes had an end goal of a class trip each year, even just a picnic would be nice.”
She also explained that many senior classes have donated large sums of money to different organizations. “Classes donate to the Haven or the March Intensive Scholarship fund with extra class money at the end (of their senior year)”.
The class trip is only partly funded by fundraisers and saving more money makes the class trip more affordable. “It’s just the matter of rather than paying 75 dollars people pay 65 or 55 or 45.” If they don’t save enough money, everyone who goes on the trip must pay more money and depending on the trip (ex: white water rafting), the cost can be substantial.
Some of the trips have been very expensive and although that particular senior class saved up a lot of money, there was still a fee that had to be paid in order to participate in the trip.
In previous years seniors would also pay for graduation fees such as decorations and speakers and other necessities. However, since the graduation ceremony has re-located to the turf at Hanover high school, it is now no longer a requirement that the seniors must pay for it.