By Anyssa Pena
Cougar News Blog
Members of the NJHS raised over $300 for Project Help on Oct. 26 with its third annual chili cook-off.
The money raised from this event will go towards purchasing turkey dinners for families in need this holiday season as well as assist in purchasing holiday gifts for children through the Angel Tree project.
The event included many different chilis entered in by the contestants. Students and parents could enter a chilli dish or come out to try the chilli and vote.
Mrs. Schroeder was happy with the the turnout and the amount of money raised.
“I believe that this year was a successful fundraiser as we had a nice turnout of over 15 chili entries,” she said. “In addition, we raised more funds with this event this year than in years prior.
The chili cook-off is a fundraiser for NJHS students to learn leadership skills like accountability, teamwork, and time management. Mrs. Schroeder is in charge of organizing it so she does have some expectations from the student to show that they are responsible enough to have another fundraiser.
“My expectations of my NJHS students in hosting organized community events, is to learn communication, dependability, and a sense of responsibility and citizenship within their community,” said Schroeder.
Even with the success of the event, the group is already thinking about next year’s cook-off.
“I am always looking for new ideas and ways to improve events,” said Schroeder.