DuBois, PA – DuBois Central Catholic students got the chance to relax and enjoy the nice weather outdoors for the day on Friday, after they spent the week fundraising for the United Way! The students raised $811. The money goes to our DuBois Area United Way, which will then distribute it to more than a dozen local organizations and charities. All the money stays in our communities.
The fundraisers throughout the week and the celebration at the end were all planned by the DCC student council, so students have a very active role in raising the donations.
Listen to the full interview with student council president Haley Pettenati and vice president Maxwell Forcey.
Teachers talk with students about what the money is being raised for and how it can benefit those who are less fortunate.
The students had different events throughout the week and were able to dress up and show their school spirit. Each grade also comes up with a skit, which they then perform in front of the whole school. The theme for the skits this year was “movie genres”.
Central has kept this tradition alive since 1978 when the school’s first United Way Day was held, and this is its 40th year!