• Emily Perkins, reporter

Raising money for a good cause

Photo by Dominic Smith/The Candidate

As the members of his team watch, junior Chance Omli tries to hit the volleyball over senior Tyler Trudo's block during the Volley for Vets event Oct. 23 in the EHS gymnasium.

During a special open extended period at the end of the day on Tuesday, Oct. 23, students were allowed to go to various activities including Volley for Vets held in the gym.

Volley for Vets is a fundraiser that was developed by Dr. Christie Meyer.

The teams were made up of mostly students with a team of veterans and a team of teachers.

The goal was to raise about $750 to send a veteran on an Honor Flight, but the school raised almost $800.

The idea started by the fact that an activity was needed to fill the extended period during the second day of the ACT Aspire testing.

Meyer wanted to create an activity that could incorporate a lot of students, was a fundraiser and focused on the appreciation of military veterans.

After the planning it was decided there would be three possible activities for the students including Volley for Vets, gratitude rock painting for veterans or a study hall.

“It fit into our vision,” Meyer said.

The only requirement for the teams was they had to be co-ed.

It was co-ed because Survivorball was boy dominant and girls did not want to play against boys.

Students who wanted to watch it could donate $1 to get in.

All of the donations that were made were donated to veterans.

“It was a fun thing to do with my friends,” sophomore Cody Houser said.

Throughout the activity period, ice cream was for sale for $1, which also was donated.

Meyer and the administration plans to continue to incorporate different service projects in the future.

She said she hopes this activity impacted students by showing how easy it was to be nice and helpful to others.

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