Newtown Middle School students had the opportunity last month to attempt to stick technology education teacher Don Ramsey to the wall with duct tape during lunch waves, as part of a fundraiser by the school’s Interact Club for Pennies for Patients.
On March 21, students and teachers had the option of paying $1 for a strip of duct tape to be used to attach Mr Ramsey to the wall. The “Stuck For A Buck Day” was part of the annual Pennies for Patients drive to support research by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the brainchild of NMS Interact Club and its advisor, Bruce Moulthrop.
While Mr Ramsey did not end up sticking to the wall for long once a platform he was standing on was removed, Mr Moulthrop said the event raised $56 to be gifted to Pennies for Patients.
The Stuck For A Buck event was one highlight of a three-week drive by the Interact Club to raise money for the cause. Overall, Mr Moulthrop said the club raised $1,163 for Pennies for Patients. The homeroom that raised the most for the drive was Tom DeBenedetto’s, according to Mr Moulthrop.
For more information about Pennies for Patients visit www.penniesforpatients.org.