This year, the LAHS Homecoming Court wanted to start a new tradition, similar to other schools nationwide, called Court for a Cause. It is a chance for the students who have been recognized to come together and give back to the community, and they chose to support their own schools!
The students are encouraging members of the community to donate to the LAPS Foundation, specifically to fund teacher mini-grants. Mini grants are a way for teachers to get a classroom idea off the ground quickly, without having to spend their own money. Last year the LAPS Foundation offered $1,000 per semester in mini-grants on a first-come-first-served basis. This year it increased the amount to $1,500 per semester, but it has already all been allocated.
Maddie Ovaska, a member of the Homecoming Court, said “we are excited to participate in this week’s festivities and help make the school better through this new tradition!”
The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the IRS.
Photo caption: LAHS Homecoming Court from L to R: Zoe Butler, Ogden Berry, Ariel Edkin, Alex Moulton, Cory Liechty, JD Carson, Maddie Ovaska, Hunter Swavely, Ellie Oldham, Luc Chavez, Ona Gartz. Not pictured: Jacob Majors