Circus holds annual fundraiser

by Kelly McKewin, Staff Reporter

Anyone who looks to buy new books and support WHS’s literary magazine, Circus, can come to the Barnes & Noble in Arlington Heights on Saturday Nov. 10 for its sixth annual fundraiser, which will start at 9 a.m.
Many students involved in Circus will help out at the fundraiser this year.

“I’m going to be doing caricatures and gift wrapping,” Stephanie Rivo, senior, said.

Other activities include cupcake decorating, as well as a storytime. For every purchase made with a voucher that day, Barnes & Noble will give a percent of each sale to help Circus. The vouchers can be found online on the district’s website.
Circus also partnered with the Wheeling social workers to help children in need. Books can be purchased at the fundraiser and then donated to provide for children in the Wheeling community.
The fundraiser has proven to be a success in previous years, and has really benefited the magazine.
“I have no worries about it,” Rivo said. “The whole time I’ve been at Wheeling it’s only been getting better.”
While the first year was the hardest, bringing in only about $300 dollars, each year that has gone by has raised more money.

“We shoot now for the thousand dollar mark,” Laura Wagner, Circus sponsor, said. “We use it to print a free copy for all the students at Wheeling.”

Circus showcases students’ work annually, which includes poems, short stories and different forms of artwork including drawings and photos. The magazine hopes for more entries from other students this year.

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