SIDNEY — Students in Sidney High School marketing classes took to painting an old Honda on Wednesday in preparation for their smash car fundraising event. DECA students gave their fellow classmates the chance to smash the car in exchange for donations that will benefit the Shelby County United Way.
Students smashed the car with a sledgehammer during lunch. The car was also in front of Sidney Memorial Stadium before the homecoming football game to give game-goers a chance to release their frustrations. For extra fun, images of the principals’ faces were taped to the windows.
This fundraising event was part of a student project that will be presented at the state DECA competition. The project focuses on marketing and charitable giving.
SHS DECA officers include President Sam Niswonger; Vice President Tyler Guyett; Secretary Eric Wagner; and PR Officers Joel McKenzie and Katelynn Wheeler. SHS DECA is advised by Linda Carpenter and is a local chapter of the DECA Worldwide, which prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. More information on DECA can be found at www.deca.org.