Kissing a Pig for a good cause

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Students at Southwest R-5 High School recently rallied to help one of their own in need. Faye Robbins, the school's cook, and her husband, J.D., lost their home to a fire on Jan. 14. A Kiss the Pig fundraiser was created to help the Robbins family. Students had collection jars placed in the school's administrative office and the competition was to see which class would raise the most money. The winning classes' sponsors would have to kiss a pig, provided by Makenzie and Montana Bowlin, during a school assembly, held Jan. 24. All together, students raised $1,100. The winning class, the seniors, raised a total of $591.16. "It was a great way to get together as a student body to support an amazing person," said Linda Morgan, communication arts teacher. "I am so proud of the love, support and selflessness of our students at Southwest." Tosha Wilson, principal, added, "Because you take care of us, we wanted to take care of you in your time of need. There is nothing better than being a Southwest Trojan." Members of the Southwest Student Council are pictured above. From left, are: Lauren Mitchell, Kayna McNabb, Faye Robbins, Tosha Wilson, Brandy Garcia, Chelsie Leroy and Alex Jiminez.

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