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Latin Club Sells Carnations For Valentine’s Day

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Lexi Walters
White carnation delivered by the Latin Club on Valentine’s Day

Every year, the RCHS Latin Club sells carnations to be handed out on Valentine’s Day. The carnations can be bought at lunch and customized with a message in either Latin or English, and are delivered anonymously to their recipients.

Sophomore Sahasra Kandregula explained what Latin students did to prepare the carnations.

“In class [on Valentine’s Day], we wrote people’s names on the papers and tied them to the carnations. If they wanted a red carnation, we put the paper on a red carnation, and if they wanted more than one, we tied them together,” said Kangregula.

Then, during seventh period on Valentine’s Day, students in Latin Club walked from classroom to classroom handing out the carnations to their recipients. 

Dr. Pat Bradley, the faculty sponsor of Latin Club, spoke about the history of the carnation sales.

“I have been here for 21 years, and we have done [the carnation fundraiser] every year except two pandemic years,” said Bradley. 

However, Bradley only continued the sales, which were started by Ms. Carter Drake, the previous Latin teacher. Bradley said that he believes that the carnation fundraiser began when the school was built in the nineties. 

The profits from the sales go to the Latin Convention trip and Latin Club parties. 

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Lexi Walters is a first-year sophomore reporter. She is taking journalism so that her dad will let her snoop on his W&L media and communications classes. Walters enjoys swimming, reading, and making art, even though she always manages to cover herself in paint. She has become unhealthily attached to milkshakes and loves a good Philly cheesesteak. Walters is on the RCHS swim team, and swims year round, even though her coach would prefer for her to take breaks when she injures herself for the sixteenth time. When she is not at school, you can find Walters working on hours of homework, swimming, or making sure young children don’t drown.

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