By Ryan Sy
A seventh grader at Wall Intermediate School has been diagnosed with two brain tumors and the Wall Township community is giving support to a future Wall High School student by donating hundreds of dollars.
Her name is Nina D’Apolito and the Wall community had a fundraiser for her and the Class of 2018 made it a competition between the other classes to see who could get the most money and the reward was a pajama day Fri., March 2. The senior class won the day for raising the most money.
“It is best when the students take the lead,” said Wall Assistant Principal Mrs. Kristen Scott. “The seniors were leading by the first day and never stopped leading.”
The total amount that was raised in the contest between the classes was $291.53 and 100 percent of the proceeds go to D’Apolito and her family during a time of hardship.
Another fundraiser was the pie-eating contest which took place on Thurs., March 1, during unit lunch in the North gym as another part to the fundraiser. The pies were donated by Sunburst Pie Company in Manasquan. It was another piece of the fundraiser as a whole and a fun way to raise money for a good cause. It was an event to get the school community together for someone who needs the help.
The winner of the pie-eating contest was Wall High School science teacher and varsity swim coach Mr. Greg Grober.
“The response of the students and faculty was outstanding,” said senior Maggie Wishart. “We truly go to a great school where everyone is willing to help in any way they can.”
“Our goal was just to raise as much money as we could and to really get out there there and support Nina,” said senior Morgan Knight. “Together we raised over $500 for Nina and her family.”
The support for D’Apolito sent the message that the school cares about her and wants her to make it to the high school and beyond.