In an email recently sent to staff, PAM algebra 2 and pre-calculus teacher Alissa Abad explained a project she started to help raise money for the class of 2020 while practicing her violin skills.
The goal was to practice violin for 600 minutes.
“The reward for completing this challenge is
obviously for me to improve my musical skills, but there is also an opportunity for people to pledge money towards fulfilling the 600 minute goal, in which I will give 100% of the pledge money to a charity. Last year I raised some money to go towards the graduating class funds at my previous school. This year, I would like to give that to our very own Class of 2020.”
Abad asked for a donation of 1 cent or more a minute so if she reached 600 minutes, she would have at least $6 to donate to the junior class, but by the time she reached her 600 minute goal, she reached more than she initially thought.
“In total, a check of $146.05 will be written for next year’s graduating class.” Abad wrote in a follow up email.
“I am grateful for Miss Abad for doing that for us because that was her personal time.”
Says PAM junior, Jasmin Kim.
“I am thankful for the other teachers as well for participating because they didn’t have to do that.”