Can’t Buy Me Love?

Freshmen fundraiser raises $ and spreads the love

Freshman Council sells artistic wooden roses for their fundraiser.

Ayla Yebba

Freshman Council sells artistic wooden roses for their fundraiser.

Ayla Yebba, Editor in Chief

Did you have a special someone you wanted to be your Valentine? Did you already have a Valentine but you were looking for a nice gift? Well, the freshmen had you covered.

Each club is allowed one fundraiser for the school year. Freshman Council chose to sell Valentine’s Day grams to pay for next school year’s club expenses.

Freshman Council wanted to think outside of the box for their fundraiser. They liked the idea of incorporating the common candy gram component while offering something unique as well. The council decided to sell decorative roses, that would last forever, as a new addition.

“I hadn’t heard of a fundraiser that sold roses before, especially not artistic wooden roses,” said Freshman Class President River Yebba. “We wanted to provide a simple and affordable Valentine’s Day gift to the students of Durant.”

Students could purchase a beautiful artistic rose for only $2 and add a bag of candy for an extra $1.

Every great fundraiser comes with its own set of obstacles and challenges. Freshman Council agreed that the advertising portion of their fundraiser was the most difficult, but they would like to thank all of the organizations that helped promote their Valentine’s Day grams. They would like to give a special shoutout to their Freshman Council Advisor Randy Sawyer, Durant’s TV Production team and the other class councils for helping to spread the word and boost their sales.

Freshman Madison Hurley said, “Freshman Council won Valentine’s Day and it was such a good idea.”

“Great gift to give people for Valentine’s Day,” said Senior Jorge Rodas.

With over 100 rose grams sold, the Freshman Council is glad that many students enjoyed their fundraiser on Valentine’s Day.

If students were unable to pick up their Valentine’s Day gram on Feb. 14, visit Mr. Sawyer (room 711).