Students smash car to raise funds for United Way


Staff report



Sidney High School junior Elliot Wilson takes a swing at the smash car. He is the son of Tyler and Pam Wilson.

Sidney High School junior Elliot Wilson takes a swing at the smash car. He is the son of Tyler and Pam Wilson.


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Jay Clark, a Sidney High School junior, tries his hand at smashing the car to help raise money for the Shelby County United Way. He is the son of Tim LeMaster and Jennifer Clark.


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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.

Sidney High School junior Elliot Wilson takes a swing at the smash car. He is the son of Tyler and Pam Wilson.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2015/10/web1_20151001_DECASmashCar_ElliotWilson.jpgSidney High School junior Elliot Wilson takes a swing at the smash car. He is the son of Tyler and Pam Wilson. Courtesy photo

Jay Clark, a Sidney High School junior, tries his hand at smashing the car to help raise money for the Shelby County United Way. He is the son of Tim LeMaster and Jennifer Clark.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2015/10/web1_20151001_DECASmashCar_JayClark.jpgJay Clark, a Sidney High School junior, tries his hand at smashing the car to help raise money for the Shelby County United Way. He is the son of Tim LeMaster and Jennifer Clark. Courtesy photo

Staff report