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Thursday, September 15, 2005

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‘Stop The Bop’ To Raise Katrina $$

Delone Catholic High School in McSherrystown, Pa., has a fun fundraising program called “Stop the Bop.”

Suggested by a few members of the student council, the school is playing Hanson’s 1996 hit “MMMBop” through the loudspeakers before classes begin, between periods and during lunch. The idea? Annoy students into donating; have them pay to stop the music.

The goal is $3,000, which could be reached if each of the 659 students donates $5.

“MMMBop” has been playing since Wednesday, and the school has raised about $2,300 so far.

Student Council President Meredith Cox and Vice President Maria Landi, both of whom are seniors, came up with the idea.

With the song playing in the background, Landi told The Early Show co-anchor Hannah Storm, “It’s pretty annoying. I’m getting kind of sick of it. But we’re doing it for a good cause.”

The school’s principal, Dr. Maureen Thiec, says that when the students approached her with the idea, “I thought, ‘Oh, my goodness, the teachers are going to kill me.’ But we’re making it!”

She says that some of those teachers “have given very generously.”


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