Phoenix Middle School students and staff collected two carloads worth of donated food items for the Delavan Food Pantry during the month of November.
As part of a contest and a reward for the students’ generosity, a few lucky ones got to throw pies at selected staff members.
The sixth, seventh and eighth grade classes competed to see which group could collect the most items.
Seventh grade won and that meant Associate Principal Maggie Marjanovic and Counselor Gen Reed were to be taped to the wall so whipped-cream pies could be thrown at them.
Students turned in their Star Bucks tickets (which are given out to students when they display positive behavior in school) for a chance to become “tapers.” The pie tossing duties went to the highest Star Bucks bidders. Some students turned in more than 50 Star Bucks (that’s really quite a haul) for a chance to line up with a pie in hand.
Avoiding the pies because their representative classes didn’t win (but still provided loads of donated food) were Principal Mark Weerts, School Psychologist Jeanne Engerson, and eight grade teachers Jess Rima and Kris Meyer.
Check out the video to see how it all happened.