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Wish Week whips into action

On Monday, April 20, LHS kicked off its Wish Week festivities with pie throwing. At a dollar per whipped cream “pie”, students could throw whipped cream pies at the faces of their favorite teachers. The teachers had been chosen via student contribution to money buckets over the past few weeks. The buckets that had the most money ended up being those of science teacher Mike Montgomery, social studies teacher Greg Klein, language arts teacher Kristin Kron, social studies teacher Kathy Prestel, math teacher Mickey Wentz, and language arts teacher Thom Uhl.

“I pied Mr. Klein because he gives a lot of packets,” said junior Megan Baird, “it was very satisfying.”

Social studies teacher Greg Klein laughs off the direct hit that he got from a whipped cream pie. Klein received the most votes out of all the administrative staff.

Social studies teacher Greg Klein laughs off the direct hit that he got from a whipped cream pie. Klein received the most votes out of all the administrative staff.

For some students, the chance to put a plate full of whipped cream in their favorite teacher’s face was a great way to release some of the Monday tensions that they may have been having. But the overarching goal of this activity was more than to just entertain the students. This week LHS is doing the prom festivities a little differently by hosting a Wish Week, which is led through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The school will work to raise enough money for Quinn, a local teenager with T-cell lymphoma, to fufill her wish of “being an actress.” If today’s event was any indication of the week to come, the success of this campaign on the student body is apparent.

Wearing his concentration face, sophomore Chris Hong attempts to throw a whipped cream "pie" into the face of a teacher.

Wearing his concentration face, sophomore Chris Hong attempts to throw a whipped cream “pie” into the face of a teacher.

“I enjoyed it a lot. It would have been better if I had gotten a direct hit, but I tried it twice,” said sophomore Chris Hong, “if there was this kind of event again, I would spend my money for this.”

LHS will continue to raise money to support Quinn’s wish throughout the week. Keep looking for the festivities as they come up, including a battle of the bands and a dodgeball tournament.

Junior Nyaradzo Bere winds up to send a whipped cream "pie" into the face of Mr. Klein.

Junior Nyaradzo Bere winds up to send a whipped cream “pie” into the face of Mr. Klein.

Grimacing under the fluffy assault, math teacher Mickey Wentz endures an assault of whipped cream "pies" in the name of charity and good laughs.

Grimacing under the fluffy attack, math teacher Mickey Wentz endures an assault of whipped cream “pies” in the name of charity and good laughs.

Whipped cream "pie" in hand, senior Joey Drennan prepares to slap math teacher Mickey Wentz with a soft treat to support Quinn's wish.

Whipped cream “pie” in hand, senior Joey Drennan prepares to slap math teacher Mickey Wentz with a soft treat to support Quinn’s wish.

 

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