Londonderry students serve slices for charity
On Thursday night members of the school's National Honor Society sponsored their first annual "Pizza Wars" fundraiser.
Shank said about 50 students volunteered to serve pizza at Thursday night's event, which by all accounts was a successful one.
Ten pizza shops from the greater Londonderry area participated in the Pizza Wars fundraiser, including Prosciutto's, Grand Slam Pizza, Fratello's Restaurant, Season's, Market Basket, Jake D's, Haley's Pizza, Juliano's, Giovanni's Pizza and Capri Pizza, while Coca Cola in Londonderry donated beverages.
"They get to have bragging rights," Shank said.
Teacher Crystal Rich, staff advisor for the school's Athletic Leadership Council, said her students had raised nearly $5,000 for the cause last fall, during a school-wide Autism Awareness Week.
"We have some really amazing, caring kids at this school," said Rich.
Senior Maeve Holland, a member of the Athletic Leadership Council, staffed an information booth during Thursday's event, where guests could make donations to Autism Speaks and learn more about the organization.
Wearing a "Gracie's Gang" T-shirt in honor of Rich's walking team, Holland said student efforts at the school included sales of Autism Speaks rubber bracelets and handmade fleece scarves made in puzzle-printed fabric to resemble the charity's logo.
Holland noted that Gracie's zest for life serves as an inspiration to many.
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