South/West Park leaders take pies in the face for a good cause
by TP staff
Feb 20, 2014 | 1754 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
South West Park assistant principal Juan Lopez (left) and principal Ramona Soto-Barajas try to peer through a layer of whipped cream after they receive pies in the face to celebrate the school’s fundraising efforts on Thursday.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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South/West Park School Principal Ramona Soto-Barajas gets plastered with a pie in the face by Trino Alfaro, who raised the most money during the school’s Pennies for Patients fundraiser. More than 960 students at the preschool through fifth-grade school set a goal to raise $3,500 in three weeks for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. At the deadline, they had $3,989.77, and Jesse Ragan, the teacher who ran the drive, expected last-minute donations to push the total past $4,000. On Feb. 13, as a reward for raising the money, two students at each grade level got to throw plates of whipped cream at Soto-Barajas and Assistant Principal Juan Lopez.

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