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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: It's a Colorful World (12/03/09)

TITLE: The Cookie Dough Fundraiser
By Virginia Lee Bliss


Monday, April 3

Good morning listeners!

Today is the start of the weeklong cookie dough fundraiser competition at St. Nicholas High School.

Homerooms ruthlessly compete with each other for the honor of raising the most money for the school.

The stakes are high. The winning homeroom will be given an ice cream party and the teacher will receive $100.

As an additional incentive to boost sales, each student who sells at least $50 worth of cookie dough can be out of uniform and eat in class for the remainder of the week.

For WFUN radio this is Fred Gailey reporting from St. Nicholas High School in Happy Hollow, New York.

Wednesday, April 5

Good morning listeners!

The St. Nicholas fund raiser is in full swing. Already two hundred members of the three hundred strong student body have raised at least $50 allowing them to dress and eat as they please.

They have abandoned their navy blue slacks or skirts, jackets, neckties, white button down shirts or blouses, and black oxfords. The ban on food and beverages outside the cafeteria has been temporarily lifted.

In a shocking exhibition, students are shamelessly cavorting in pink and yellow striped shirts, bright green sweaters, magenta miniskirts, hot turquoise earrings, green and yellow polka dot neckties, and purple socks.

One of the sophomores has baked for her math class, cupcakes frosted in vulgar colors of hot pink, chartreuse green, outrageous orange and lascivious yellow. Her classmates proceeded to consume the cupcakes before handing in their homework.

I’m talking with their teacher Mrs. O’Hooligan concerning her feelings about the cupcakes.

“Well, I wish they’d eaten them after they passed in their homework. Because now I have to correct a stack of sticky papers.”

One student was spotted strutting down the hall with a strawberry ice cream float in tow. Another carelessly dribbled melting chocolate and pistachio ice cream from a double scoop cone onto the janitor’s nice clean floor.

For WFUN radio this is Fred Gailey reporting from St. Nicholas High School in Happy Hollow, New York.

Thursday, April 6

Good morning listeners!

As the students at St. Nicholas become more bold, apparel hitherto forbidden is making an appearance.

Faculty members are gaping in astonishment at never-before-seen items of clothing such as blue jeans, tank tops, and saggy pants.

I’m speaking with Sister Cornelia, the precalculus teacher.

“Sister, what’s your take on the students’ wardrobes this week?”

“Sure an’ aren’t the dear boys wearin’ those lovely hooded jackets? An’ isn’t that a sure sign they’re thinkin’ of enterin’ the blessed religious life?”

Students are brazenly munching on a scandalous assortment of candies such as red licorice, green and orange gumdrops, and---in anticipation of Easter—yellow, pink, and purple jellybeans.

For WFUN radio this is Fred Gailey reporting from St. Nicholas High School in Happy Hollow, New York.

Friday, April 7

Good afternoon listeners!

It’s 2pm, just before dismissal at St. Nicholas and all the students have returned to their homerooms. You can feel the excitement, the anticipation, the suspense as we await the headmaster’s announcement of the winner of the cookie dough fundraiser.

“The winner is……………..

“The winner is……………..

“Mr. Martini’s freshman homeroom!”

Ladies and gentlemen, I’m standing just outside Mr. Martini’s homeroom with my microphone positioned so that you can hear the shouts and cheers of victory!

“Mr. Martini, how does it feel to be the teacher of the winning homeroom?”

“This is a momentous day for me as well as for my students. Do you think I missed my calling and should consider becoming a sales manager?”

For WFUN radio this is Fred Gailey reporting from St. Nicholas High School in Happy Hollow, New York.

Monday, April 10

Good morning listeners!

The headmaster of St. Nicholas High School announced today that order has been restored and students are back in full regulation uniform. Faculty are once again on the alert for unauthorized socks on offending feet or forbidden M&Ms clutched in guilty hands.

As I am about to leave, the students are changing classes. A boy nibbling furtively from a paper bag, scurries by.

The headmaster is appearing in the hallway!

“Here Mister.” The boy thrusts the bag into by hand. “It’s a---sort of a present.”

Gummy bears! My favorite! I chew happily on the red, green, and yellow candies.

“Er—good morning, Sister Cornelia.”

For WFUN radio this is Fred Gailey reporting from St. Nicholas High School in Happy Hollow, New York.

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Lisa Keck12/10/09
So going against the norm is colorful and fun--interesting take on the subject. I enjoyed this story.
Barbara Lynn Culler12/14/09
This was so fun to read and I love your character names!
Beth LaBuff 12/14/09
I enjoyed the seasonal touch with "St. Nicholas" school in this creatively and entertaining story. Your color names were great! Nice work!
Aaron Morrow12/14/09
Very creative, I really enjoyed your entry. A ton of fun!
Patricia Turner12/14/09
Your colorful foods made me hungry. I also liked the character names in this very entertaining read. Nicely done.
c clemons12/16/09
Hmmm, a colorful world?