Story by Maddi Eppink
You know the Make-A-Wish fundraiser is in full swing in October when you see students walking around the school with blue mouths.
Sixth graders on Team Avengers were out at lunch selling the star lollipops for Make-A-Wish, allowing students to help raise money for a good cause while enjoying sugary treats. Mrs. Kelly Spiedel, sixth grade science teacher, said that they have been taking part in this fundraiser for about five years now. The sales usually take place during October.
Naaman Duckworth, whose favorite flavor of sucker is watermelon, said he enjoys giving back to people because he really likes to help with certain things like foundations. “I would definitely consider doing it (again) because giving back to the community and helping people is good,” he said.
Spencer Sell, whose favorite flavor of sucker is bubble gum, also said that giving back to people is good. “I enjoy giving back to people because some are not as fortunate as us,” he said.
Not only do students raise money for Make-a-Wish in school, there are also a few students who go the extra mile and raise money for the foundation outside of school. Lydia Crist, whose current favorite flavor of sucker is blue raspberry, said that she used to sell lemonade and donate the money to Make-a-Wish.
After interviewing many sixth graders, the Make-a-Wish star lollipops have a favorite flavor. The most popular flavor was blue raspberry, with a very close second of watermelon. Blue raspberry sold out very quickly because it was a popular choice in both seventh and eighth grade.
All stories, photos and video footage by the seventh and eighth grade newspaper students.