Nashoba Valley Technical High School Raises Money for Groton Dunstable HS Choir
In keeping with its 2011-12 theme of "A Year of Caring," Nashoba Valley Technical High School raised nearly $2,000 for another school from its district, Groton-Dunstable Regional High School, which is trying to raise more than $130,000 to send its Chamber Choir to the London Olympics this summer.
The idea for raising money for another school started with Corina Proulx, a Nashoba Tech senior from Pepperell who is a student representative to the School Committee. She had read about the GDRHS choir being invited to perform at the Olympics, and asked committee members if the school could raise money for the effort. Kevin McKenzie, a Nashoba Tech School Committee member from Groton, contacted GDRHS officials to extend the offer of hosting a Spaghetti Supper, with proceeds going to the GDRHS Chamber Choir.
McKenzie credited choir parent Pam Jaboe and Groton-Dunstable School committee member Berta Erickson with being instrumental in raising sponsors and helping to plan the event, which was held April 12 in Nashoba Tech's cafeteria. Nashoba Tech students, staff and School Committee members and Student Council helped on the night of the Spaghetti Supper. As an added bonus, GDRHS Chamber Choir performed, giving those in attendance an idea as to why they were invited to perform at the Olympics.