“Tape a Teacher” Fundraiser a Model UN Success

October 8, 2015

Briefs, Culture, The Zoetics

Photo by Michael Allen Manager Ms. Pink and scholar Jordin Tafoya taped to poles for Model UN fundraiser

Photo by Michael Allen
Manager Ms. Pink and junior Jordin Tafoya taped to pillars for a Model UN fundraiser

By Paige Fairchild

A crowd gathered around junior Jordin Tafoya and project manager Krista Pink today at lunch, to watch them get taped to a pillar under the staircase at ASK.

“Tape the Teacher” was a fundraiser for Model UN, an  academic competition in which students learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. This year, the ASK team was assigned to represent the countries China and Pakistan. The organization’s goal is to raise money for a trip to Santa Fe to take part in the three-day debate at The Roundhouse.

Scholars created a survey asking the student body which manager they would like to see taped to a wall during lunch. The survey had a glitch, however, and it allowed kids to vote more than once, which provided false data.

Ninth grader Nathan Maass then emailed out a hashtag #tapepink2015, encouraging the student body to vote for Ms. Pink, and she was chosen to be taped to the pole along with Tafoya. UN members  raised $38 in 40 minutes with the help of a little taunting from both Tafoya and Ms. Pink.

“I wore the tape back to class to remind the scholars how much I was tortured,” Pink said. She has a background an elementary education, and said she was always volunteering herself to do something silly along those lines. Overall, the event was successful and it might be a monthly fundraiser.

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