Love was in the air at Country Day this week – along with valentines, raffle tickets and the sweet smell of baked goods. The LGBT club, the Glass Knife, the Harry Potter club and Student Council organized events to spread the love and celebrate Valentine’s Day.
The LGBT club sold handmade Valentine’s Day cards on Feb. 9, 10, and 14 during break and lunch. The first card was free, and each additional card cost $1.
All funds were donated to the Trevor Project, a non-profit organization focused on preventing suicide among LGBTQ+ teens.
Cards featured popular artists, puns, jokes and, of course, many hearts.
The Glass Knife held its annual Love/Hate Valentine’s Day bake sale on Feb. 13. Some of the pastries sold were brownies, doughnuts and lemon bars.
The Harry Potter club, which held its first meeting on Feb. 13, gave Harry Potter-themed Valentine’s Day cards to all the students attending. Each card featured a Harry Potter pun, such as “I adumbledore you” and “Neville gonna give you up.”
Lastly, Student Council organized its annual “Cavalier for the Day” raffle. High-school students could buy tickets for 50 cents and nominate a high schooler to “win” a high-school student for a day.
The Cavaliers high schoolers could win were juniors Miles Edwards, Theo Kaufman and Harkirat Lally and seniors Aidan Cunningham, Adam Dean, Emil Erickson, Daniel Hernried, Austin Talamantes, Jaelan Trapp and Christian Van Vleck.
The winners were sophomores Nate Jakobs, Tori Van Vleck and Yanele Ledesma; junior Reggie Fan; senior Alexa Mathisen, junior Lea Gorny and seniors Shriya Nadgauda, Elizabeth Brownridge and Nicole Wolkov; and English teacher Jane Bauman.
Winners received hot chocolate and a doughnut during morning meeting and a pizza lunch.
Junior Miles Edwards, senior Daniel Hernried, junior Theo Kaufman, seniors Emil Erickson and Aidan Cunningham, junior Harkirat Lally and seniors Jaelan Trapp, Adam Dean and Austin Talamantes wait for the lucky winners of "Cavailer for a Day" to be announced.
Senior Adam Dean hands senior winner Alexa Mathisen her hot chocolate.
Junior Harkirat Lally hugs junior winner Reggie Fan and presents him with hot chocolate.
Junior Miles Edwards greets sophomore winner Tori Van Vleck as sophomore Jack Christian approaches with doughnuts.
Senior Jaelan Trapp hands sophomore winner Yanele Ledesma a napkin for her hot chocolate while sophomore Jack Christian offers her a selection of doughnuts.
Senior Aidan Cunningham holds hands with sophomore Nate Jakobs during their romantic, free pizza lunch.