WMS students plan movie night

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Whiteaker Middle School students Haley Debban, Ryan Wagner and Jessica Grimmer are part of a group of students planning a movie night at the school Friday, May 30. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

Whiteaker Middle School students Haley Debban, Ryan Wagner and Jessica Grimmer are part of a group of students planning a movie night at the school Friday, May 30. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

By ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes

The current crop of leadership students at Whiteaker Middle School wasn’t content with leaving next year’s students in a financial lurch.

Instead, they’re hosting an end-of-the-school-year movie night Friday, May 30, to give next year’s class a funding cushion.

“We liked the idea of movie night and bringing the whole community together. They can come and relax, watch a movie and help us raise money for next year’s leadership program,” said Wolverine Ryan Wagner.

Doors will open at the school at 6:30 p.m. for a 7 p.m. showing of Frozen. Tickets are $3 per person or $10 for a family of four. Additional tickets for families larger than four are $2 per person. Attendance is limited to friends and family of Whiteaker students.

“A family of four can spend up to $55 on a movie night and here it’s only $10,” said student Jessica Grimmer.

Leadership team members will act as hosts and run a concession stand. A raffle for a basket of movie-viewing supplies will cap the night.

The leadership students had to not only plan the night, but sell the school’s administration on the idea.

“Mostly, they just wanted to know who was going to run everything and how we were going to get enough volunteers to cover everything that had to be done,” said Haley Debban.

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