Photo by Brock Wulf
WARRIOR PRIDE—Senior Megan Nolan walks near a “Circle of Courage” painted for practice by chorus boosters outside WHS recently.
Chorus fundraiser offers ‘Circle of Courage’ painting
Show Warrior pride on your family’s driveway for homecoming
By Caitlyn Wolfgang
Chorus students and parents at WHS are selling “Circle of Courage” driveway paintings as a fundraiser to help promote WHS pride as homecoming week approaches.
For $20, families can have the WHS “Circle of Courage” logo painted on their driveway to show their WHS pride. For $30, supporters will get the painting now and a touch-up in the spring.
Choir director Jeff Spencer said the group will make every attempt to have all the “Circle of Courage” logos painted by homecoming, however painting will continue, weather permitting, until all orders are filled.
“It’s a great way to show your Warrior spirit as we get closer to homecoming week,” Spencer said.
Eash choir member is helping to raise a certain amount of money, depending on the ensemble groups that they are a part of. South Dakota is a "no pay to play" state, and students are not required to raise money. However, the group does have fundraising targets that they ask students to try to attain in order to provide more and better experiences than funds provided by the district will allow.
Forms to request a “Circle of Courage” painting are available in the student services office or chorus room, C-110. The form and payment should be returned or mailed to WHS in care of the chorus. Checks should be made payable to “WHS Chorus Boosters.”
All “Circle of Courage” request forms are due by Sept. 30.
Sophomore Breanne Hoff said she is excited for the chorus season to start up again.
“The ‘Circle of Courage’ shows that we have good Warrior spirit and we love to show it,” Hoff said. “I have a deep connection with all the people in chorus, because we all love singing, and it helps us bond.”