GHS math teacher gets pie in the face, raises money for cancer research

Goshen High School students and staff raised almost $100, mostly in pocket change, through a fundraiser in February for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The National Honor Society organized the fundraiser, putting out seven collection boxes with the name of a GHS teacher or administrator on each. The person bringing in the most money was to get a whipped cream pie in the face. Every time a student or staff person donated money that person could write his or her name on a slip of paper to be entered for the chance to be the person to put the pie in the face of the teacher.

After a week of collecting donations, math teacher Todd Kirkton brought in more than half of the money collected at $54.65 of the total $96.44 donated. Student David Ambrose’s name was drawn to put the pie in Kirkton’s face in front of the entire school’s population during a pep rally Friday, Feb. 21.

While GHS’ National Honor Society organized the event, a GHS marketing class helped promote the event throughout the school.

The money went to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which works to fund cutting edge treatments of blood cancer and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.