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Cakes make a difference at Amalgamated Academy

Showing off some of the fancy cakes that were up for auction are, from the left, volunteer Cheryl Smith, Abigail Butler, Chase Morgan and volunteer Justin Smith.
Showing off some of the fancy cakes that were up for auction are, from the left, volunteer Cheryl Smith, Abigail Butler, Chase Morgan and volunteer Justin Smith. - Contributed

Auction organized by WE Student Leadership group supports families in Guatemala

BAY ROBERTS, N.L. —

Amalgamated Academy student Delilah Sullivan, centre, raises her card to place a bid at the Bay Roberts school's cake auction to support families in Guatemala. Watching beside her are schoolmates Emma Petten, left, and Ella Akerman.
Amalgamated Academy student Delilah Sullivan, centre, raises her card to place a bid at the Bay Roberts school's cake auction to support families in Guatemala. Watching beside her are schoolmates Emma Petten, left, and Ella Akerman.
Pictured displaying a few of the cakes are, from the left, volunteer Cheryl Smith, Leah Reid, guidance counsellor and WE leadership teacher sponsor Kerri Morgan and Jackson Pretty.
Pictured displaying a few of the cakes are, from the left, volunteer Cheryl Smith, Leah Reid, guidance counsellor and WE leadership teacher sponsor Kerri Morgan and Jackson Pretty.

Cakes, cakes, and many more cakes.

The WE Student Leadership group at Amalgamated Academy in Bay Roberts was thrilled to plan and carry out a very successful cake auction.

The recent event was held at the Bay Roberts school to raise money for families in Guatemala. As part of a WE school group, the team has to fulfill one global initiative each year.  This past school year, the group was able to provide a computer to a school in Guatemala. Our goal for the next school year is to continue to support Guatemala possibly through a food related issue. 

With the cake auction being the first of its kind at our school, we had no idea what level of support to expect from our school community.  Initially, our aim was to have each homeroom participate and contribute a total of 30 cakes.

The call went out to our community, and the day before the auction was scheduled to take place, cakes started pouring in. We quickly surpassed our goal of 30, ending up with 98 cakes to offer to the highest bidder. 

The auction was a fun and enjoyable way to raise money - just under $2,800 - to meet our WE group’s global initiative for the upcoming school year.

A heartfelt thank you to our school community for once again coming forward in a big way to support our students in this initiative. Special thanks as well to Cheryl and Justin Smith for their help with the auction.  

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