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Raising Money Is Easy As Pie For Seaford Middle School Students

Pictured: Students watched as eighth grader Jaelene Munoz sent a plate of whipped cream toward her assistant principal.

Photo courtesy of the Seaford School District

As a reward for a successful fundraiser to support firefighters, Seaford Middle School students got to pie their building leaders and teachers. The culminating event occurred during lunch periods on June 6, when raffle winners were drawn.

The fundraiser was organized by the Service Club, led by advisers Amanda Robilotto and Julia Spellman. In selling raffle tickets for the chance to pie an adult, the group raised more than $200 for Friends of Firefighters. The New York City-based organization provides free mental health and wellness services to members of FDNY.

Ms. Robilotto and Ms. Spellman said that Service Club officers chose the organization because of Seaford’s close ties to the first responder community. Many students at the middle school have family members who are police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and in other related professions.

At the end of every lunch period, the advisers drew winners from each grade level. Students then went outside to watch their classmates hit Principal Dan Smith, Assistant Principal Joseph Polite and good-sport teachers with plates full of whipped cream. There were 16 winners, but all middle school students got a few moments of laughs.

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