Rose brickyard continues to grow
BY HAILEE WHITFIELD ON MAY 16, 2014
Leaving your legacy here at Rose has become something that members of the Academic Boosters want to happen. The objective is to build a wall composed of bricks with Rose students’ names on them. The legacy brickyard is going to be built here at Rose; it will continue to grow consisting of names of Rose alumni and students currently attending the school.
The Academic Boosters started this fundraiser; it was held during the whole month of April. It was open to Rose students and their families to purchase their own bricks for the Rose brickyard. The money raised would go back to teachers to help them purchase things needed in their classrooms.
Melissa Anderson is a parent here at Rose who helped the Academic Boosters with this fundraiser.
“Me and my family purchased four bricks, one for my husband, my two daughters and one for me,” Anderson said. “My husband and I are both alumni and my daughters are both currently going to Rose.”
Senior Madison Alligood is one of the students that will have a brick with her name on it. Alligood’s mom is a member of the Academic Boosters and helped come up with the idea for the brickyard.
“When members of the academic boosters needed to submit a fundraising idea, she had seen brickyards before and thought it would be a good idea if Rose did one,” Alligood said. “Everyone really liked the idea so they started planning for it.”
Members of the Academic Boosters consist of parents of students here at Rose. Freshman Caroline Kuhn’s mom is also a member of the Academic Boosters and is currently helping to build the Rose brickyard.
“My mom is a member of the Academic Boosters and she signed up to help with [the Rose brickyard this year],” Kuhn said.
Kuhn is unsure whether her mom is buying her a brick this year or not but she thinks that the brickyard is a great idea in order to carry on past legacies of Rose students.
This is Alligood’s last year at Rose and her mom has already purchased her brick.
“My mom bought me and my younger sister a brick,” Alligood said. “My mom told me that they had around 200 bricks sold and that was the [goal the Academic Boosters wanted to achieve].”
Bricks are no longer available to purchase at this time but the Academic Boosters plan to start up the fundraiser again next year so that the legacy brickyard will continue to grow.