Raffle ticket sales also will benefit hurricane relief

Students may designate funds to recovery effort

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Megaphone Staff

Students will be able to designate Hurricane Harvey disaster relief on raffle tickets that they sell, according to Mr. Nick Torres, director of major gifts and one of the raffle organizers.

In an email, Torres also wrote that students may bring in up to two backpacks, which will be collected and sent to Texas. Each backpack will count as one ticket sold, “similar to how we have treated a donation of a winter coat the last few years,” Torres wrote.

The annual raffle, which kicked off with an assembly in the Welch Activity Center on Aug. 29, provides tuition support and has raised over $1 million over the last four years. Social studies teacher Mr. Howard Fogel, who supervises the annual raffle, noted that 40 percent of the student body receives some form of tuition support.

Fogel credited senior Mary Stempky with the idea of students being able to support the hurricane relief effort on their tickets. A portion of each $10 ticket sold with “Hurricane Relief” listed on the “In support of” line will provide such support.