Student council raising funds through candy grams


Camden Southwick

Coppell High School Junior Class Student Council members and officers Hailey Wilkins, Lily Lee, Emily Settle and Rohan Srinivasam sell candy grams in the Coppell High School Commons on Monday. Candy grams are being sold to help raise money for the senior prom in April.

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor

Amidst the stress of cumulative exams and the semester wrapping up, more than 70 Coppell High Students have had Student Council’s candy grams delivered to their classrooms, brightening their days. 

The candy grams are candy canes attached to a handwritten note, delivered to whoever the buyer wishes, such as his/her friends and teachers.

“You can even send it to someone anonymously, like as a secret admirer,” junior class historian Hailey Wilkins said. “We decided it would be best to send them out right before break because people have tests going on this week so it’s a nice way to get their mind off things when they get the letter.”

The fundraiser’s profits will contribute to the juniors’ homecoming and Prom. The standard candy canes cost $1 each, while the flavored ones are $2. 

Wilkins thought of the idea to do candy grams about two months ago and has since been working with fellow Student Council members to plan the execution. According to Wilkins, this is the first year Student Council is selling candy grams. 

“I like seeing how students are motivated to bring joy to others, and I like how it connects to the FISH.[philosophy] of making people’s day,” junior class president Lily Lee said. 

Although Wilkin’s original goal was to sell 700 candy grams, it was more difficult than expected to get the word out about the fundraiser. 

Student Council plans to sell candy grams again around Valentine’s Day, as the second junior class fundraiser. 

“Next time, we should do a better job of getting the word out, definitely, going up to the tables more,” Wilkins said. 

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