Five Hundred Sixty Two Dollars was raised by Maria Mendez, a senior (now recent graduate) of the Class of 2012 at and donated to Share our Strength – The Great American Bake Sale to end Childhood Hunger in America.
This was a culminating activity after Maria completed a Wise Individualized Senior Experience (Wise) Project and Presentation on Cake Decorating . She baked cupcakes, collected baked items and spearheaded a Great American Bake Sale during one of our 44 minute lunch periods.
She raised Three hundred Dollars then and later accumulated with one other activity the total enclosed with the support of the entire staff of the high school.
We are proud of the commitment and dedication of Maria Mendez who not only successfully completed the mission of the Wise Program but also reaffirmed that our future leaders value community and humanity.
Maria Mendez as well Christoph Munnilal, Djems Telcy, Marianna Rodriguez, Ania Campbell,Lily Basile,Brenda Lopez,Orelvis Lazala, Jennifer Abreu, Mulasia Tyler Perry Garry Francois, Carlos Chavez, Emily Mora, and Kenneth Wise earned credit from the Wise Program.
White Plains school district as well as over eighty other high schools around the country uphold the mission of WiSE –Wise Individualized Senior Experience (WISE Services) to “develop a program
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of individualized, student- designed, interest driven projects and internships in close collaboration with parents, teacher-mentors and community resources so that students of all ability levels will experience
a transition from the world of school by applying and expanding their academic knowledge and skills..”
Our thanks to all those who supported Maria Mendez during journey-the staff and students of White Plains High School, her family, Wise(www.wiseservices.org/ ) Share our Strength – The Great American Bake Sale to end Childhood Hunger(www.strength.org)
Submitted by Marlene Gillings Gayle
Wise Coordinator @WPHS
Seniors Sign up today for a Wise 2012-2013 Project!