By Madeline Estes, Sevastopol Student Newspaper
It is the last week to donate to the Sevastopol Education Foundation’s annual pay it forward campaign. Winners of the alumni challenge will be announced at halftime of the homecoming football game on October 6, 2017.
The Sevastopol Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises money to fund projects at Sevastopol School.
SEF President Steve Rabach says the fund has a huge benefit for students.
The annual pay it forward challenge targets alumni for donations and promotes healthy competition between classes.
According to Rabach, this is a fun way to spread school spirit and raise money that goes directly back into the school. You can donate in honor of someone, as an alumnus of your graduating class, or as a business.
Currently the funds go towards grant requests submitted by teachers. Since 2016 SEF has donated $5,700 to the students of Sevastopol helping to fund things like elementary playground equipment and a camera for the journalism department along with contributing to help send Destination Imagination teams to the global competition in Tennessee and the fifth graders to their annual Trees for Tomorrow trip.
Last year’s pay it forward challenge raised over $3,000 with the class of 1972 winning the alumni competition. If you would like to get involved or contribute, you can like them on Facebook, visit their website www.sevastopoledfoundation.org, or pick up an SEF pamphlet in the high school office.