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Classes and groups help with Adopt-a-Family fundraiser

Groups adopt families, get gifts on wishlists to help community
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Cymone White
Seniors Danny Phalen and Connor English help prepare gifts for Adopt a Family.

In the final weeks leading up to winter break, Lawrence High’s clubs, teams, and second hour classes wrapped up their Adopt-a-Family donations.

The culminating group shopping trips tied a finishing bow on the project.

Student council, which is in charge of organizing everything from dates to gift distribution, has led the school to this prominent position for more than three decades.

Jaina Poettker, junior class vice president, mentioned the posterity of maintaining that tradition, but stressed the ultimate goal of the program as its top priority.

“I think it’s just nice to know that you helped someone,” Poettker said.

Junior Katelyn Daugherty, who participated for the first time this year through IPS, also emphasized the philanthropic aspects.

“I think everybody deserves to get presents and everybody deserves to be happy,” Daugherty said.

Another group, a collaboration between first hour social studies classes lead by Tracy Murray and Valerie Schrag, took their shopping trip after about a month of preparation and donations of all sizes.

“The shopping part is really exciting to get to see, but even seeing students digging through their change, just seeing students being engaged,” Murray said. “It’s watching students get so excited to go find things, knowing they’re going to make something better for someone else.”

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Rhubarb Brubacher, Reporter
I'm a second-year reporter on the journalism staff. Outside of school, you'll find me making lattes at Sunflower cafe, dancing in Lawrence Ballet Theatre, and watching terrible movies with my friends.
Cymone White, Photographer
I am a first-year photographer on the journalism staff. Whenever I am not snapping pictures, you could possibly catch me listening to music, studying Spanish or Haitian Creole, or preparing for an upcoming debate tournament.

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