When King Philip High School student Megan Conner discovered a school fundraiser where a teacher was taped to a wall, she knew she had to bring the idea to KP.
The fundraiser, called ‘”Stuck for a Buck,” had students tape King Philip Principal Lisa Oliveira to the wall of the KP cafeteria during the four lunch periods. Standing on a chair while being taped to the wall, the goal was to get Oliveira stuck to the wall so she would stay up when the chair was removed at the end of lunch.
The proceeds from the fundraiser would be used to send over 150 care packages to service men and women overseas. Pieces of tape were available for $1 each with the option to buy more. The KP chapter of DECA did the project along with KP Cares, which was formed last year.
When Conner, along with Rachel Palumbo proposed the idea to Oliveira, the KP principal wasn’t sure what to make of the idea initially, but as students took turns taping her to the wall, it was almost as if she was enjoying the event more than the students.
“She was a little skeptical of it. I’m very glad she agreed to it because it’s obviously turned out very well,” Conner said.
While being taped, Oliveira took part in some good nature heckling, threatening to give out dentitions for those didn’t donate and even telling football players they would be ineligible for their Thanksgiving game against Franklin if they didn’t help out.
While no one was going to get a detention and the Thanksgiving game was never in danger of being canceled, students eagerly took the opportunity to tape their principal to the wall. As the final lunch period came to an end, the chair was removed and Oliveira was left against the wall, held up only by the tape.
By the end of the day $200.10 was raised. In addition, Wrentham Cable Access filmed the event and plan to show a time-lapse video of the process. The project was just the latest in fundraisers by the groups. Last year, KP Cares raised $1,040 selling silicone bracelets. They also raised $2,147.60 for Relay for Life.
Anyone interested in contributing to the care package fund can send a check to KP Cares at King Philip High School at 201 Franklin St., Wrentham.