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PCHS junior class selling onions to finance prom

Suzanne Stewart
Staff Writer

There are many milestones students look forward to in the 13 years of their primary and secondary education – field trips, school dances, ballgames, graduation and, of course, prom.

But with the COVID-19 pandemic, school has been a bit different this year for students. Going from remote to in-person classes, and wondering if sporting events will be canceled or rescheduled – there hasn’t been much stability.

However, on May 15, there is a silver lining for the juniors and seniors at Pocahontas County High School. The prom will be hosted by the junior class at Camp Twin Creeks in Minnehaha Springs.

While use of the camp is generously offered to the students free of charge, the juniors have not been able to fundraise for decorations this year – until now.

Agriculture education teacher Erwin Berry usually helps students with an onion fundraiser and the funds are donated to someone in the community in need. This year, the funds will go toward the junior class for the prom.

The 10 pound bags of jumbo Vidalia onions are $10 each and are being sold by junior class officers – president Rachel Burns, vice president Macaden Taylor, secretary Sarah Warder and treasurer Hazel Riley and their classmates.

Those interested in purchasing onions or in giving a donation to support the prom may call 304-799-4505, extension 5108, contact one of the class officers, or call one of the five county schools.

Orders will be received through Thursday, April 29, and the onions will be available for pick up at PCHS the week of May 3.

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