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Dollars for Scholars at LHS

Plans are underway for the Dollars for Scholars Phone-a-thons on March 6 and March 13. Training will begin at 5 p.m., pizza and beverages will be served at 5:30 p.m., and students will make phone calls from 6 to 8 p.m.

After February break, there will be an assembly for seniors during academic advisement, when they will receive information about volunteering for the Phone-a-thons, completing the Dollars for Scholars scholarship application, and meeting the deadline to apply (3 p.m. Friday April 1). Students in ninth, tenth, and eleventh grades will also have the opportunity to volunteer for the Phone-a-thons. All participating students will be encouraged to call family members and friends in addition to the people on our lists. They should arrive at the Phone-a-thon with a list of names, addresses, and phone numbers of people they would like to call. The entire undertaking is a chance for teens and adults to work together to contribute toward the higher education of our Liverpool High School seniors.

Even if you are not called, please consider making a donation to this worthwhile cause. Any donation, no matter how small, will be appreciated by the Dollars for Scholars Board of Directors as well as the winning students and their families. During these difficult economic times, the need is even greater to continue to ensure that our students are able to further their education.

There are other ways you can help, too. You can establish your own scholarship in honor of a special person or event. Perhaps, someone close to you passed away and you would like to sponsor a scholarship in that person's memory. Any donation, regardless of amount, is appreciated and will be pooled with funds from other sources to award scholarships and sponsor fundraising events.

Plans are also underway for the annual reception for scholarship winners and donors as well as the yearly golf tournament. We continue to discuss new ways to raise scholarship money. The Dollars for Scholars Board of Directors is a dedicated group of community and school volunteers working together to honor as many Liverpool High School graduating seniors as possible.

Maybe you would like to become a member of the Board of Directors and help with projects to raise money for scholarships. Contact John Cerrone at 451-4653.

The members of the Liverpool Dollars for Scholars Board of Directors appreciate whatever you can do to help. With your ongoing support, we continue to move closer toward our eventual goal of a scholarship for every college bound graduate.

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