Ticonderoga A pair of Ticonderoga Middle School students earned a Christmas bonus of sorts this holiday season.
Caitlin Myers and Carson Reeves, seventh grade students, were the top sales people in a promotion sponsored by the First 250 Years Committee of Ticonderoga. The committee is charged with planning the community’s 250th anniversary celebration in 2014.
Ti Middle School and St. Mary’s School students have been selling 2014 “Ticonderoga: The First 250 Years” calendars. Students earned $2 for each calendar sold for their respective whale watch trips and the remaining proceeds went to the First 250 committee to help finance this summer’s events.
“We’re very pleased the students could help us,” Bob Dedrick, a committee member, said. “This is a real win-win project.”
Myers was the top seller. She received a $100 gift card from Walmart. Reeves was second. He received a $50 gift card from Dunkin’ Donuts.
The money, while welcome, is not the reason students participated, explained Ti Middle School teacher Kyle Lang.
“It’s really a community service project,” Lang said. “The money is great, but we want our students involved in the community. This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of an important celebration.”
Teacher Lori Fox led the sale at St. Mary’s.
While prizes have been awarded, the sale continues.
“The seventh graders are selling these as a fund raiser for their whale watch trips to Massachusetts,” said June Curtis of the First 250 Years Committee. “Purchasing a calendar from one of these students is a win-win situation, supporting this excellent educational endeavor as well as our committee’s mission. We thank (Ti school superintendent) John McDonald, Jr., Kyle Lang, Lori Fox and the seventh grade classes and everyone in the community for participating.”
The First 250 Years celebration will be July 19-27 and will include a historical re-enactment at Fort Ticonderoga, lectures, slide shows, a street dance, the presentation of the annual Ticonderoga High School alumni awards, a golf tournament and the annual Ti StreetFest.