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SkillsUSA hosts fundraiser for Kaylee, Mr. Acker’s daughter

posted Mar 14, 2017, 6:15 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Megan Cichon, Entertainment Editor

Posted March 14th, 2017

SkillsUSA, driven by the motive to give back to the community, hosted a fundraiser this past Friday. They raised over $1,000 dollars selling root beer floats for $3.00 each during all three lunch periods. All proceeds went to the college fund of Kaylee, Mr. Acker’s daughter. Katie Meyer, president of SkillsUSA, played a huge role in organizing the event, and gathering volunteers to scoop ice cream, pour soda, and collect money. SkillsUSA sold triple the amount they expected to sell. In just 75 minutes, they’d gone through 6 pails of ice cream, and had to make a run to the store to restock on soda and ice cream--and they then sold out of that. Mr. Apel, advisor of SkillsUSA remarked: “The overwhelming response from our student body and staff is just one more shining example of how great SHS really is.”