Pie-A-Teacher Serves Up Wishes

Photo by Ava Caleca
After purchasing a pie for $1, students had the opportunity to pie any of their favorite teachers.

Ava Caleca, Social Media Manager

An annual school tradition, the Make-A-Wish club hosted Pie-A-Teacher, with the achieved goal of granting wishes for terminally ill children worldwide by raising money. The event took place on March 14, and students were able to pie their favorite teachers for $1 a pie.

This year, there was a high record of 12 staff members who participated. Jill Cavotta, Jeff Hernandez, Ryan Itchon, Kris Linville, George Mares, John Pehrson, Wind Ralston, Jon Resendez, Brian Smith, Phoebe Solomon, Desmond Stevens and Jim Welker could be seen having fun with their peers during the activity. Additionally, students were given the opportunity to pie whichever teacher they wanted after purchasing a pie for $1.

The event took place in front of the administration building during lunch. The main goal of the event was to raise money to go towards a long-term goal of $7,000, which adds up to the amount of money spent granting one wish for a child.

“What got me into doing the club is one of my really good friends’ son has cystic fibrosis and was on the Make-A-Wish list, and he actually just did his wish this summer,” math teacher and Make-A-Wish club adviser Shelley Godett said. “Him and his whole family flew to Greece.”

Pie-A-Teacher is a tradition that students around campus can look forward to participating in every year, and new students can have the opportunity of learning more about the Make-A-Wish foundation.

“I think previous years we have done it, kids have had a lot of fun with pieing their teachers in the face, so I think it is also a good way for us to give publicity as well, raise money and to just have a good time,” club president and junior Faith Nguyen said.

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors joined together to participate in donating to the cause, and overall they raised around $125. Along with gaining profits, club members had the enjoyment of seeing students and teachers working together.

“I think the event went really well actually. We had lots of fun doing it while raising money for a great foundation,” freshman Keyana Ayaz said. “It definitely was a success because we all had fun, we raised money, and it somehow got some of the students closer with the teachers and just showed the special bond that a student and teacher can have.”