Mrs. Jean Toole's theater students at Liberty High School led an one-of-a-kind fundraiser to send $2,500 to their counterparts at St. Amant High School in Louisiana. St. Amant High School and its community were devastated by
flooding in their area.
On the second day of school this year, a group of Mrs.
Toole's theater students volunteered to put on a one-act play to raise money
for the flooding victims. With only four class periods to prepare, the students
put on a successful production of "Check Please" for their
classmates, selling out all 450 tickets at a cost of $2 per ticket. Incredibly,
they earned well over their goal due to the number of students who donated
beyond the price of admission just to help students in Louisiana. Also, Ms. Avannah Lewis and her foods class
made cupcakes and sold them contributing $261 dollars to the total raised. Finally, a generous donation from
a community member brought the total raised to over $2,500.
On September 9, the LHS students announced via video call their gift to their friends in Louisiana, who were stunned at the total raised!
The icing on the cake for this fundraiser came from
the author of the play, Jonathan Rand, and his publisher, Playscripts Inc., who
agreed to let the school perform the play royalty-free so that all of the
proceeds could go to students in Louisiana. Rand is a prolific playwright whose
works are some of the most widely-performed high-school plays in North America.
We are extremely proud of the initiative and
charitable hearts of our students at Liberty High School!