Students, papers working together
Junior high and high school music students in Tonganoxie are looking forward to hitting the road in 2003.
And two newspapers are trying to help.
The Mirror newspaper and the Lawrence Journal-World have agreed to donate funds to music students for each newspaper subscription the students sell. Both new subscriptions and renewals are accepted under the program.
"It really doesn't matter whether a reader's subscription is expiring soon," said Caroline Trowbridge, editor and publisher. "Even if a subscriber just renewed his or her subscription for a year they still can buy another year and have that count for the music students. We're trying to be as flexible with this as we can in hopes of giving as much money as possible to the music department."
Every two years, music students will take a trip, according to Donna Mages, a member of the advisory board to the music department's VIP Booster Club. This gives students a chance to do some fund-raising ahead of time, said Mages, who collects money from students once a week.
Music students at both Tonganoxie High School and Tonganoxie Junior High School are participating in the project.
The Mirror will donate $5 to the music department for each 12-month subscription sold, and the Journal-World will donate $10 for each 14-week subscription the students sell.
The fund-raiser will continue through April 25.