This was the year that the rowing team a Clarendon’s All Girl’s High School wanted to spend two weeks of their six-week-long summer vacation together. The team had spoken about it at practice but plans to go weren’t solidified until now.
This would mean fund raising, fund raising and more fund raising if the team was to have anywhere near enough to hire a yacht. There were eight girls that made up the team. And they would have to have two parents chaperone them, preferably ones that knew how to ride this kind of boat.
With ten people on board, one would need to hire a yacht in Whitsundays that would be able to hold that many people and not topple over. Tammy, and eight grader, was willing to make cupcakes to sell during break at school. Clarissa, a tenth grader could buy and sell nail polish at 100% profit, Sandy, an eleventh grader, was will to make and sell popcorn. The captain, Maria – a twelfth grader – said that they would first have to get permission from the principal to sell all of these things at school.
She would propose it to their coach who would then ask the principal’s permission and, they all crossed their fingers, their plan to set sail from East London to Knysna and back would be underway. The team waited a week to hear of any progress. Maria scheduled a meeting in the Home Economics classroom to discuss the results of the fund raising attempt. She’s said that the principal agreed on condition that only only two team members sold their products per day. It was a small victory for them. Maria sent out a timetable that listed the two girls that would work each day.
This would be for a period of three months. If the profit was not enough to help them embark on their journey this year, it would be added to the rowing fund and saved for another attempt at the trip next summer. The team was excited. If they were successful in achieving this goal, they would be the first rowing team in the school’s history to take this trip. Maria could not sell anything because her twelfth grade study schedule demanded a lot of her. Andrea in the eight grade, said she would sell brownies, Chantelle in the seventh grade would sell lollipops, Teresa in the ninth grade would sell bracelets and birthday cards and Amy in the ninth grade too, would sell fudge and succulents. Everyone was optimistic that they would be successful and determined to raise funds.