Students from Mentor High School raised about $2,300 for United Way of Lake County on Tuesday during the school’s second annual “Stall the Teacher” day.
Teachers who implement “Stall the Teacher” allow students to bring coins and dollar bills to the front of the classroom and teachers cannot start the class until all the money is counted.
The tradition started last year when students wanted to get more involved in giving back to the community, said Michelle Morris, the high school’s Spanish teacher and co-advisor for student government.
“The students wanted to do it again this year because last year we were able to raise so much money, and all of it goes to United Way of Lake County,” Morris said. “I think it’s huge for the students to be charity-minded because it makes for a well-rounded student. They’re giving back to the community and the money stays in the community they live in.”
Tuesday’s effort was part of the Mentor Schools’ United Way of Lake County Campaign, which will run until February, Morris said.
All money raised during the 2011 United Way of Lake County campaign benefits programs that focus on senior citizens, health & human Services, children & families and basic needs.
In the photo: Geometry teacher Wendy Rossoll counts change with two students during Tuesday's "Stall the Teacher" for United Way of Lake County