April 14, 2010

Charity Game

One of the many hats I wear as a teacher in my school is that of the student council advisor. When I signed on for this task, I had no idea what I was in store for. My only memories of student council are from my limited participation in high school when the students do all the planning and execution. I learned very quickly, however, that this is not how the club operates in a middle school (much to my dismay).

Despite the fact that it's a lot of thankless work, there is one activity we do each year that I'm happy to be a part of: the staff charity basketball game. My school, Lincoln, plays our rival junior high (another of the 5 junior highs in our district) in this highly-anticipated competition. It is, without a doubt, the biggest event of the year, attended by easily over 1000 students.

This year, not only did we raise over $6,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, but LJHS also took back the title in this tie-breaking game! Way to go, Lancers!

Here's the article from the Naperville Sun.

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