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    “Let Them Eat Cake!”

    “Let them eat cake!” 
Woodrow’s yearbook staff holds Valentines Day fundraising event.
    “Let them eat cake!” Woodrow’s yearbook staff holds Valentine’s Day fundraising event.

    In celebration of Valentine’s Day, three Woodrow Wilson High School staff members will be getting caked in the face. The Echo Yearbook Staff is currently hosting a fundraiser in which students donate money to the group of faculty they would most like to be caked in the face. All proceeds from the event will go towards the purchasing of new camera equipment. Eagles will have the opportunity to make contributions during their respected lunches or through Cash App, “$echoyearbook.”

    Starting with the recruiting of well-known participants: sponsors, coaches, principals, councilors, and teachers who have been at Woodrow for several years; Mrs. Ashley Smith, adviser of the Beckley Flying Eagles Echo Yearbook, decided with much consideration how candidates would be divided. With the help of friend and teacher Ms. Carson McKinney, eight groups were finalized. As of Feb.12 the leading group consists of: Mr. JT Payne, Ms. Kaitlin McAlister, and Mrs. Mary Crawford. Collectively, they have raised over $150, hoping to achieve a goal of $250.

    Smith reports that the inspiration for the fundraiser was given by a teacher from another school. “With Valentine’s day coming up, I wanted to put another kind of marketing spin on it. The French Queen, Marie Antoinette, is known for her famous insensitivity to the poor when told that her people were starving because they could not afford bread, she retorted that they should instead “eat cake.” This famous story led to the outrage of her people and her eventually beheading. The French are known as romantics, Valentine’s day is romantic, but caking your authority figures also seems like the perfect way to spend the day, so that’s where the name and idea came from.”

    The official end date for donations is Feb.13 and the event will take place tomorrow, Feb. 14, during lunches. For more information follow “beckleyflyingeagles” on Instagram.

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