Guam – JFK High School held their “Circle of Life” fundraiser at their campus today during students’ lunch time.
It was one of the biggest musical chairs game with about 300 participants. Students and teachers donated $1 to join and the funds go towards the victims of Supertyphoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
JFK teacher Angelo Andres and his students made this idea happen with the help of other students and faculty. “We are the top public school that has made donations to this relief effort. It’s because of all of you. Let’s give another round of applause!” Andres said to students during the event.
One of the student participants and JFK freshman Mary Joy Cruz said, “I feel very helpful. I really want to help them because their tragedy in the Philippines is really bad. I’m glad. I feel special about helping them.”
The fundraiser was executed in less than five days after planning and included Japanese exchange students from Hakami High School participating. Along with the “Circle of Life” fundraiser, JFK had a bag drive, where students and teachers held signs during student drop-offs in the morning collecting donations, and also have can collections in every classroom.
JFK Principal Barbara Adamos was proud of her school’s fundraising efforts. “I’m going to brag because the superintendent put out a memo encouraging all schools to raise funds. His goal was to raise $50 thousand and to date JFK has about $1,300. We probably have more, we still have to make our deposit. We’re leading out of all the schools on Guam. We have submitted the most money. So today it’s going to be even more so we’re excited!” said Adamos.
As of today, JFK raised about $2,500 altogether.