Story by Adell Pitts and Laura Santos, Photo by Laura Santos
Valentine’s Day is coming up and clubs around the school want to help celebrate the loving holiday. Student Council is selling crush sodas to help the American Cancer Society, Beta Club is selling carnations to help with graduation supplies, choir is doing singing valentines to raise money for a music competition in April in Atlanta, and National Art Honor Society is doing a photo booth.
“Basically we sell the crush soda bottles for usually like two dollars. Then what you can do is write a note to somebody and send it to them,” junior Drew Gardiner said. “All the proceeds go to the American Cancer Society and then we deliver the soda on Valentine’s Day with their note attached.”
While Student Council sells crush soda, Beta Club sells carnations. Senior Char McIntosh said selling carnations is a different way to spread love and positivity.
“I think that [Valentine’s gifts are] important to those who like that kind of stuff, but in my opinion, I don’t think [Valentine’s gifts] are that necessary,” freshman Olivia Outlaw said.
Not all students agree that these activities are important, but others celebrate the day and decide to share it with someone they care about.
“They are getting their groups together, practicing after school every day with their songs and come up with great ideas and decorating,” choir teacher Amanda Rush said.
Choir has been working hard to get ready for Valentine’s Day. Sophomore Emerald Harris said she hopes to brighten someone’s day by singing to them.
“We started early last week. We’ve actually been thinking about it since we got back from Christmas break,” Rush said. “They are getting their groups together, practicing after school every day with their songs and come up with great ideas and decorating. They’ve been preparing really hard.”