The Colonial Middle School Student Council recognized Martin Luther King Day with a bake sale to benefit the NAACP. 

student council officers with a big check

Student Council officer Imani Roberson researched and proposed a variety of potential organizations for the fundraiser to Student Council. The NAACP earned the most votes. “I think it is important to raise money for organizations like the NAACP because it helps people in need,” Imani said.

The group sold treats during lunches and brought in more than $400.

“My favorite thing about the bake sale was seeing lots of people come out and buy something from it, because each small treat bought was helping a larger cause,” said Student Council officer Narayani Sakthinathan. 

“My favorite thing about the Student Council bake sale was being able to be hands on and take initiative in our school community to help out,” said Student Council officer Amber Cook. “Being part of the bake sale really made me feel like a leader.”

The CMS Student Council hosts several events throughout the school year that give CMS students a chance to give back to their community.

“We have a beauty products collection for CHOP teens,” added Amber. “We also look forward to a soup drive for the Super Bowl season and a book drive during Black History Month.”