PALS Give Back with Kiss A “Pig” Event

By Samantha Sanburn | Photo Courtesy Gretchen Barrera |
“You can put lipstick on a pig but that won’t make it a lady.”
Last week, PALS teamed up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to give children with terminal cancer their last wish by sponsoring the “Kiss A Pig” event.
“We knew students that had gotten wishes before, so we thought it’d be a great idea,” PALS sponsor Gretchen Barrera said.
To get to the student body excited about donating to a greater cause, PALS involved the administrators and teachers. They set up cans in the cafeteria during all lunches with administrators’ and teachers’ names on them. The student body nominated these staff members through their donations, with the winners earning the right to kiss a barn animal last Friday morning in the M Building courtyard. The faculty member with the most donations got to kiss a goat named Sentinel. A goat was used instead of a pig because pigs are nervous animals.
“Our goal is to reach at least $2,500. If everyone in the school donated a dollar, we could reach our goal,” senior Abbey Hahnel said.
The teachers nominated were English teacher Joseph Guyer, Psychology teacher Tom Gates, Science teacher Chad Helgeson, Head Coach Jim Streety and all female coaches. The administrators nominated are Nathalie Hall, Roberto Ozuna, Zeena Rossi, Kelly Taylor, and Joseph Williams.
The teacher that kissed the pig was Joseph Guyer, the administrator was Nathalie Hall (pictured above) and head coach Jim Streety.

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