Survey Says…Student Game Night Raises Money for HomeFront
Posted April 17, 2012
The Hun Middle School community service club hosted a Family Feud game night on Friday, April 13th to raise money for HomeFront. The event was attended by thirty Middle School students and faculty. Student volunteers: Caroline Davis ’16, Mariesa Cay ’16, Sophie Davis ’18, Kaitlyn Dillaway ’18, and Julie Young ’18 designed a game board and put on their best Richard Dawson impersonations as students and faculty competed against one another for a good cause.
The $135 raised, came from ticket sales to the event. Members of the community service club will donate the money along with collected summer clothing items to HomeFront. The money raised is enough to pay for one child to attend one week of HomeFront’s summer camp, or could help purchase essential groceries and household items.
Community service club faculty advisor Joan Nuse said, “The girls in our community service club wanted to involve more students in a community service activity, and it was their idea to hold a competition that was fun for everyone. They communicated extremely well and shared in the efforts to bring this event together.”
This year, Middle School students and faculty set out to increase social offerings for Middle School students and community service initiatives. Family Feud game night presented a unique opportunity to combine the two.
Middle School Student Activities Coordinator Amy Kolman believes in the importance of School organized social events at the Middle School level. She stressed student voice as the key to success. “The events this year have been really successful, because student-leaders helped identify activities that are interesting to teenagers,” Ms. Kolman said. “We want these events to be fun for our students and to build their sense of community.”
The Rainforest Dance is the next Middle School social event. The dance will be held on April 20th and proceeds will benefit forest conservation efforts in South America.