HUNTERSVILLE – Hopewell juniors and seniors in the Family Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), a national organization promoting family and consumer sciences education, raised more than $1,500 last week for the breast cancer awareness organization Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
“I was amazed at how the school did,” Melissa Haines, a 12th-grader and FCCLA leader, said.
The students sold pink ribbons for three days last week as part of a joint effort with Ardrey Kell high school students and the Ballantyne Country Club.
At Hopewell, students competed to raise the most money among their first period classes. Eleventh grader Meg Pearce brought in $33 in spare change for her classroom, hoping her contribution would motivate her classmates. “You have to raise the bar,” she said.
Teacher Kristie Ballard’s first period English class raised the most money and won breakfast from Bojangle’s. Ballard agreed to match her students’ contribution, which was 52 bows accounting for more than $250.
“It was great to see everyone’s excitement,” said Myra Stitzhoff, apparel teacher at Hopewell and FCCLA co-advisor.