Laurel High School students give back to storm victims | Community Spirit
When Hurricane Katrina heavily impacted the area in 2005, schools from other states provided assistance to Laurel High School. Now, nearly eight years later, the students of Laurel High School have returned the favor.
After Hurricane Sandy devastated areas on the east coast, students at Laurel High School’s Career and Technical Center banded together to host a fundraiser to assist schools affected by the Super Storm. To create a scene for the fundraiser, students replicated the New York skyline on one side of the center and the Jersey Shore Boardwalk on the other. The event featured a variety of street vender type booths where the students showcased their culinary and marketing skills.
The Culinary Arts students served nachos along with fresh squeezed lemonade, hot dogs and other street fare, and the students from Marketing created a boardwalk type souvenir shop with a “Restore the Shore” theme. All of the proceeds from the event were donated to the New York State Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, where the money will be earmarked to assist school programs impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
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