The Wilton High School Class of 2018 just launched a fundraiser that creatively involves three of Wilton’s schools–Cider Mill, Middlebrook and the high school itself, all with a Wilton Warrior theme. They’re selling drawstring bags custom imprinted not only with the Warrior logo but also with the choice of the name of one of the schools.
The fundraiser is being spearheaded by the junior class’ student government, and president Cameron Berg says the money raised will support funding larger class projects, including their junior and senior proms and graduation, and other student government events and activities. “Without fundraisers like this, we would be unable to ensure that these events are as successful, enjoyable and memorable as possible,” he says.
The drawstring bags are in Wilton’s blue-and-white colors and Berg says the bags were chosen because they’re something everyone could use. “They’re popular, simple, unisex and are used by all students, regardless of grade.” For now, the class leaders opted to offer customized bags only for WHS, Middlebrook and Cider Mill, but if the sale generates enough interest at the K-2 level, they’d absolutely consider expand it.
Berg says this fundraiser also serves as a perfect opportunity to help support the WHS community and show off Warrior pride, which he says is something the community needs now “more than ever, in light of recent events.”
“There’s obviously been tension and controversy both on social media and in the schools; a project like this one allows parents and students from all grade levels to come together to display Warrior pride while supporting the school community, which is something that we can ALL get behind,” says Berg.
Each bag costs $20, and can be ordered online–the deadline to order is Friday, Dec. 2. Ordering takes place on a different webpage for each school–Cider Mill, Middlebrook and Wilton High School. All orders will be fulfilled and delivered to students the week before holiday break.