Fundraiser to paint senior parking spots ends after one year

From paint damage to the asphalt in the senior parking lot, the seniors will miss out on last year’s fundraiser of decorating parking spots in the senior lot. The class of 2019 has had mixed feelings but will have an alternative to raise money.


2018 graduate Robin DeWoskin paints her senior spot last year.

Olivia Dowell and Jaelen Matthews

Seniors will not be able to decorate personal parking spots this year after last year’s senior class fundraiser due to the district’s requests.

Class of 2019 sponsor Erin Pearson said there will be no parking lot fundraiser due to extensive parking lot damage when removing the paint from the parking spots last year.

“The seniors are very disappointed,” Pearson said. “But a lot of them saw the attempts to get the paint off of the asphalt, so it is not surprising to them as to why we cannot do it.”

Senior Elizabeth Buchele said she has not been informed as to why seniors will not be able to have the spots painted once again this year. Buchele said she was planning on having her spot centered around cross country or a tribute to her late, close friend John Albers.

“I was thinking of painting a blue Husky print [in honor of Albers],”  Buchele said. “I don’t think it’s fair, they did it last year and [non-seniors] are still parking in the senior lot.”

Senior Lauren Mulligan, a member of StuGo, said the the grade’s desire to paint their spots is split.

“Some people want it and some people don’t,” Mulligan said. “I don’t think it will be that big of a deal because they only did it for one year.”

Though the senior class already had raised money for their prom last year, Pearson said they do plan on having a fundraiser by making graduation banners.

“We don’t feel like we have to do a ton of fundraisers this year, so we are going to do one,” Pearson said. “It’s not going to be the parking lot, but that’s OK. We have a backup plan.”