Win a DJ at lunch with “Quarters for Cancer”


Noah Ismael

If the Linganore community can raise $250 for Relay for Life, Steelers fan and social studies teacher Mr. Aaron Burch will wear a Ravens jersey for the day.

by Noah Ismael, Editor

Did you hear? Linganore High School is fighting cancer through Relay for Life, and there are some fun incentives for students to participate!

Key 103 Radio is encouraging all local high schools to compete in the Quarters for Cancer Radiothon competition with “Win a DJ” as the prize. Coin collections will begin Tuesday, February 17th and will continue through the end of the Radiothon at Frederick Memorial Hospital at 12:00 PM on Friday, February 27th.

The student body that donates the most money will be announced on-the-air at approximately 6:45 p.m. Friday, February 27, and will “Win a DJ” to play music at lunch. Last year, Frederick High School won, raising $600 for the charity.

The SGA has accepted the challenge, with the goal of raising $1,000. To encourage donations, the SGA has established its own levels of achievement. As each level is reached, selected teachers will participate in embarrassing acts, increasing in outrageousness as more money is donated.

The first level is $100. Once LHS raises $100, Mr. Lake will wear a toupee for a day.

At $250, Mr. Burch will wear a Ravens jersey.

At $500, Ms. Poffinberger will teach in an ugly 80’s prom dress.

At $750, Coaches Connor and O’Connor will anchor the morning announcements in formal wear.

The highest level is $1,000 – at which Mrs. Byrd, dressed as a bird, will sing in a nest.

Students will have the opportunity to donate money at lunch until Friday morning.

Relay For Life is a major fundraiser by The American Cancer Society, bringing in more than $400 million every year for the fight against cancer. The organization holds events in more than 5,200 communities and 20 countries. In past years, our SGA and other groups have formed teams to participate in the annual Relay for Life walk, usually held in May.

Pay attention to the events around school this week and watch the morning announcements. More information will be released on Tuesday.