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Lake Shore students support charity

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is going to be the benefactor of a pair of fundraising efforts seniors at Lake Shore High School will be holding in the coming weeks.

Luke Catalano, the student representative on the Board of Education and a member of student government, told the board during his report Tuesday night that one of the ideas came from an initiative he saw while visiting the University at Buffalo called “Seniors in Demand.”

Under the premise, students will fill out an application and include what skill they are good at on the form. Teachers will then take a look at these applications and have a chance to bid on students whose skills fit their needs.

“They are actually auctioned off to teachers,” Catalano said, noting that the students in return will “work” for that teacher on June 6 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The bidding itself will take place on June 4.

“Bidding starts at $5,” Catalano said. “We’ve never done this before.”

At this time, Catalano does not know how many students will participate because the application process just started. But he said he has talked to several who have shown interest in participating.

According to Catalano, the reason June 6 was chosen is because this is “move up” day for students in the district, and he said many teachers have down time that day.

Seniors will also hold another first-time event to help the same cause – a dodge ball tournament, which will be held June 12.

If weather permits, it will be an outdoor event, but in the event of rain, Catalano said it would be held in the gymnasium.

He noted after the success of the three-on-three basketball tournament held earlier this year, student government came up with the idea to do a similar event. This event will be open to students, teachers and administrators.

The cost to participate in the tournament is $20 a team. Each team will consist of six members and must have at least two girls on a team. Those who wish to attend will pay $1 per ticket.

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