From May 10th to May 16th, members of STAC sold tickets for an ice bucket challenge to support Smile Train, a progressive cleft charity that helps train local doctors to perform cleft surgery and provide comprehensive cleft care in their own communities.
Tickets were sold during school lunch periods, where the students were able to purchase three tickets for $1 and place the tickets in one of the 14 participating teachers’ buckets. In addition, the participating teachers could pay $2 for 2 tickets from their bucket to be moved into another participating teacher’s bucket. The five teachers with the most tickets agreed to have a bucket of ice water poured over their heads. The participating teachers were Mrs. Merryman, Mrs. Vilardo,
Mr. Buzi, Mr. Weiler, Mr. Petruzzelli, Mr. Maggi, Mrs. D’Aleo, Mr. Hamel,
Mrs. Junjulas, Mr. Cwalinski, Ms. Brooks, Mrs. Berkeley, Mrs. Murphy, and
Mr. Keenan. At 3 pm on May 16, the tickets were counted and the five winning teachers were Mr. Cwalinski, Mr. Weiler, Mr. Petruzzeli, Mrs. Vilardo, and
Mr. Maggi. Congratulations and thank you to all who participated. STAC was able to raise over $250 for Smile Train that will provide for one surgery. Look for more exciting projects from this group in the future.