GHS Beta Club delivers a #8216;pie in the eye#039; to teacher
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 4, 2007
With the State Beta Club Convention coming up soon (April 4 and 5) the Greenville High School Beta Club members decided to create their own unique fundraiser to help with expenses.
“We decided to hold a ‘Pie in the Eye' contest,” said Beta sponsor, Naomi Pryor.
“Four candidates were chosen from staff and administration, and the students got to vote with their monetary donations for who they would most like to see get a pie in the eye,” Pryor explained.
“The student who had contributed the most for the winning candidate got to be the one who threw the pie.”
The four “lucky” individuals were GHS Principal Dr. Kathy Murphy; Assistant Principal Anderson Graves; and teachers Judy Smith and William Bergeron.
Last Friday afternoon, Pryor announced the totals for each of the candidates at an assembly in the gym.
“Mr. Graves had a whopping total of $1.23; Dr. Murphy had $3.87; Mr. Smith had $23.66 - and our winner, Mr. Bergeron, had a total of $58.39!” Pryor exclaimed to the crowd as Bergeron raised his arms in triumph.
Beta Club member Audra Goss, who contributed $25 to Bergeron's fund, cheerfully delivered her teacher's “pie in the eye” to the audience's cheers.
When asked if it was worth it, Goss gave a big grin and said, “Oh, yes.”
Pryor said the contest “was all in good fun” and helped the club raise needed much-needed funds for their expenses.
During the assembly, the Beta Steppers – Kim Powell, Chiquita Womack, Michelle Bowen and Jessica Johnson –
presented the group's talent for the convention ( Stepper Branddon Bailey was absent).
Pryor also had the Beta Club members participating in various competitions at the convention stand and be recognized during the assembly.
These include: Audra Goss, charcoal and pastel; Chelsea Wilkerson, needlework, other needlework and poetry; Connor Murphy-White, oratory; Gerrell Bonner, social studies; Chiquita Womack, English; Monica Kelley, color photo, photography and scrapbook; Sarah Sullivan, spelling; Dawnisha Peagler, B/W photo and watercolors; Branddon Bailey, creative writing; Tyler Ray, woodworking; Nancy Johnnson, tyler Ray, Kris Ferguson and Aaron Rice, Quiz Bowl.
“We hope everyone will wish our Beta Club members good luck and a safe trip this week,” Pryor said.