Saturday, January 16, 2010

HHS Student Council Donates to Haitian Earthquake Victims

The following story was first reported by Mark Maurer of The Jersey Journal and can be found online by clicking HERE.  


The Hoboken High School student council agreed to pass a resolution today to donate $5,000 from the Student Activity Fund to benefit victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

Interim Superintendent Peter Carter, the council’s faculty advisor, held a meeting in a high school classroom announcing his suggestion to the student council to allocate these funds for the relief effort, either to the American Red Cross or AmeriCorps. The only way the Student Activity Fund is with the consent of the student council. Therefore, Ashley Barron, the 12th-grade student council president, signed a letter acknowledging the council’s consent.

“I think it’s a great thing we’re doing,” Barron said. “We’re just a public school in a small town, but we can put this toward a good cause.”

The Hoboken Board of Education will meet Tuesday to vote. According to the Interim, he assures the Board will pass the resolution.