Tuscaloosa City Schools students raised $14,916.69 dollars for the annual fund drive for the United Way of West Alabama. Those numbers were revealed at a ceremony on Monday, Nov 5 at the Tuscaloosa Career & Technology Academy. Students from each school presented TCS Superintendent Dr. Mike Daria and United Way representative Jackie Wuska with "big checks" as they talked about all the creative ways that their schools raised money to go to this worthy charity. Some of the school events that produced these funds included boys vs. girls competitions, grade level competitions, selling snacks, paying a dollar to wear hats, pajamas or Halloween costumes and even taping a P.E. coach to the wall.
The Alberta School of Performing Arts brought in the most money this year with $3,000.
"If they don't have things, the United Way will help them get food and other things that they need." says Khloe Covington, a TASPA student.
Verner Elementary School student William Fortenberry says this money can be used to "buy food and medicine for those who can't buy it for themselves".
On his personal Twitter account, Superintendent Dr. Mike Daria tweeted that "The students of TCS are AMAZING! Thanks for caring so much four our community. Way to go!"
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