MHS Beats LHS in Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser


Published with permission by Richard Regina

Sophia Lombardi, junior, worked as usual at Chick-Fil-A on Feb. 1 but this day was very different from her normal work day.

On that Thursday, MHS Renaissance held a fundraiser at the Chick-Fil-a in the Chesterfield Valley.

“It was really fun because I like talking to people and seeing my friends,” Lombardi said. “It was really busy so that was really good and time flew by really fast.”

The fundraiser is held once during the football season and once during basketball season. Students who went to the event ordered food and set the goal to raise more money than rival school LHS.

This year, MHS raised raised $929.55 for their Renaissance program. This is the first time in 3 years that MHS has beat LHS in the fundraiser.

Lombardi said she worked both Tuesday and Thursday. Because she worked the Lafayette fundraiser day, she saw first hand how Marquette’s attendance was larger.

“Marquette blew out the competition,” Lombardi said.

Principal Dr. Greg Mathison explained the need for this added competition.

“We try to make sure we have an opportunity to help raise funds,” Dr. Mathison said. “It’s always when we play Lafayette in football and basketball to get the two rivalries going.”

All funds raised from the event go directly back to the students in the form of Renaissance recognition. Students who achieve a GPA of 3.5 or higher, have perfect attendance or had a 0.5 GPA increase receive treats and discount cards in order to award their hard work.

Assistant Principal Richard Regina, Renaissance sponsor, was a familiar face serving food at the Chick-fil-a the night of the fundraiser.

“They put me to work,” said Regina, “They said [I’d] maybe make milkshakes, maybe do this or that. I ended up running food all night.”

Regina said he enjoyed the night greatly. He enjoyed seeing people he knew and used it to meet his step goal for the day

“I mean I have driven through the drive thru before and saw how efficient it was, like you never wait, and nobody waited that night,” said Regina. “There were so many times that the person’s credit card was running and the food was already ready.”

Dr. Mathison is very proud of the fundraiser and the unity it brings to the community.

“For me as principal, anytime we can try and get our community together, I think it’s important for bringing families and students together like that,” Dr. Mathison said. “It’s a way that we can highlight out kids and our school.”