Tallmadge High School hosted a pep assembly Dec. 13 to introduce the winter athletes.
The assembly included a celebration by members of Student Senate who raised $4,500 for their annual Christmas Families fundrasier.
Student Senate members shopped and delivered gifts to 30 children Dec. 20 with the money raised.
“Each fall, Tallmadge High School Student Senate members begin school with one goal in mind — raising money for Christmas Families,” said Student Senate Assistant Adviser Kelli Christopher. Students raise money, shop for gifts, wrap and deliver them all before Christmas.
The goal this year was to raise at least $3,500, which was exceeded by $1,000.
“As an incentive to students, we had one staff member, Aaron Bluey, and one student, Jake Brown, agree to shave their heads if Student Senate reached their goal,” Christopher explained. “Through various fundraising endeavors, including a ‘change war,’ selling pizza cards, hosting a dine and donate event at Chick-fil-A, canning at basketball games, collecting donations from community, businesses and staff members, a raffle to purchase tickets to ‘pie’ students/staff members in the face and having concessions stands Student Senate not only met their goal, but exceeded it. On Dec. 13, at the winter sports pep assembly, both Aaron and Jake shaved their heads in front of the entire school. Both of them, along with other staff and students, got pied in the face as part of the fundraiser as well!”