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Education

April 3, 2014

Norman High funds will benefit children, families in community

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NORMAN —

During Tigerpalooza, students participated in dodgeball, basketball and quiz bowl tournaments, as well as restaurant nights, to raise money. Student also sold baked goods and called organizations to ask for donations.

“We work all year, but things really gear up in February, and then the main week is in March,” said Alix Yaw, Norman High senior and Tigerpalooza senior chairman. “I’m just so proud of Norman High. We’re one big family, and this week brings us together.”

However, with about a week to go to Tigerpalooza’s deadline, Norman High was still $10,000 away from its goal. Connery said the student council had to be creative and came up with mini events to really push through the end.

“We did things like let students throw food at StuCo members for $5 and we taped our principal to the wall. We charged $1 for every strip of tape. These little things kept students excited about Tigerpalooza and really added up,” Connery said.

To encourage students to step up and work even harder at raising funds for CCFI, two students made wild pledges to remove hair from their bodies in front of all of Norman High if the school hit its fundraising goal.

Gavin Nadeau promised to shave his full head of hair, while Quintin Beck promised to have his chest waxed at the Tigerpalooza closing assembly. Neither Nadeau or Beck disappointed Norman High and hair tumbled to the ground while students went wild, cheering their classmates on.

Additionally, three Norman High coaches put on quite the show for students with Wrestlemania 2014 at the closing assembly.

Yaw said coach Ian Dewey created a fake Twitter account under the identity Bulk Bogan to go along with Tigerpalooza’s ’80s theme. After some trash talking by Bogan stating that Norman High would never reach its goal, body builder and teacher De Mashburn said he would take down Bogan at Tigerpalooza’s closing assembly if students raised $60,000.

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