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‘Snow Day Enthusiast’

Snow day themed clothing raises money for Holiday Dreams program
Media by David Moss
Susan Hartley, science teacher, wears a Snow Day sweatshirt that she purchased last year. The added fundraiser this year is even more reason to purchase one, Hartley said.

Susan Hartley, science teacher, has purchased MHS-specific snow day clothing in years past “because every teacher has dreams of snow days just like every kid.”

This year she’ll have the opportunity to once again purchase MHS-specific snow day clothing through a fundraiser run by the Guidance Department. The order form for snow day shirts will close Wednesday, Nov. 22. 

Layla Torgoley, College and Career counselor, designed the shirts.

“On the front it says ‘Snow Day Enthusiast’ and on the back there is a horseshoe with snowflakes around it,” Torgoley said.

The snow day themed merchandise comes in black, navy and white as well as in a sweatshirt, long sleeve shirt and short sleeve shirt. The ordering window closes Wednesday, Nov. 22. (Media by Layla Torgoley)

Taylor Decker, social worker, said this is the first year the snow day clothing tradition will be used to fund the Holiday Dreams program, a program that supports students and their families around the holidays. 

“We are helping and supporting our own community,” Decker said.

A portion of the proceeds from shirt sales will go toward the goal to reach $6,000 total, Decker said.

“Typically, we provide a $100 gift card to 60 students that are identified by our staff,” Decker said. “Gift cards are normally to Target, Amazon, Walmart — somewhere where they are able to have some voice and choice in what they would like.”

Decker said students are nominated to receive this support by herself or an administrator.

“It’s often a nice surprise for students because they don’t realize they have been selected that year,” Decker said.

It’s often a nice surprise for students because they don’t realize they have been selected that year.”

— Taylor Decker

Lauren Nickel, junior, said her mom is part of the Marquette Parent Organization (MPO) and helped design flyers for the fundraiser.

“I think it’s really cool that it fundraises money for Marquette students,” Nickel said.

Torgoley said $5 from every sale goes toward the Holiday Dreams fund.

“I think it is a great program, the whole community really gets involved with it, whether that’s a donation, whether it’s donating by purchasing a little t-shirt, or I know we have lots of families and staff members that give money or gift cards,” Torgoley said. “It really just brings the community together to help out our students that just need a little bit of extra love.”

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David Moss
David Moss, Co-News Editor
David Moss, junior, is one of the news editors for the Marquette Messenger. This is his first full year on staff. David participates in cross country and track in the fall and spring. He also plays piano at his church and in the JazzU program.
Willem Hummel
Willem Hummel, Co-News Editor
Willem Hummel, Senior is a News Editor for the Marquette Messenger. This is his third year on staff, he has been involved in the Track Team, and Cross Country team for four seasons and Wrestling team for one season. He also has been playing Trombone for Marquette in Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble.
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