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The National Honor Society provides help in many AP exams. Tutors were assigned to one subject to improve their tutees experience, providing advice based on previous experience in each class. “I recommend coming to these AP cram sessions because you can receive help from students who have previously and recently taken the test,” NHS board member Katie Ho (12) explained.
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Come Support the Class of 2025 and Buy Some Ice Cream!

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Shortly after school on Dec. 7, Rohith Krish and his friends buy ice cream at Handel’s to support West High. From left to right: Joshua Lee (11), Rohith Krish.

   On Thursday, Dec. 7, West High partnered with Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt in Redondo Beach for a fundraiser. From 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, if customers showed the West High fundraising flier when they ordered ice cream, twenty percent of the total purchase was to be donated to West.

   As the funds of this particular fundraiser were for the junior class of 2025, ASB Junior Vice President Hannah Takasaki (11) was in charge of planning it all out. Takasaki explained how the process of collaborating with Handel’s was quite simple. ASB had to first fill out a detailed form requesting a partnership, and after Handel’s acceptance, a set date was picked to hold the fundraiser. From there, Handel’s provided a custom-made flier to be distributed to students to use on the day of the fundraiser.

   Part of what makes a fundraiser successful is its timing. As the holiday season is approaching, West High has to strategically hold events to raise money. Takasaki elaborated, “Usually, Handel’s is a very popular fundraiser that [ASB] do[es], especially for December because of the Christmas season.” This year, there are positive expectations for the fundraiser, as partnering with Handel’s in the past has been quite successful.

   With the success of fundraisers, students may wonder where their money is going. Takasaki explained, “If it’s a class fundraiser, [ASB] use[s] [the funds] to buy supplies for rallies.” However, specifically for the junior class, the “main priority is saving money up for prom.” That said, all of the funds made from fundraisers are put to good use to create a better high school experience for all students.

   West’s ASB works hard throughout the year to provide fundraisers, rallies, and events for the student body. Correspondingly, these fundraisers are both rewarding and enjoyable for students. Rohith Krish (11), a participant in the fundraiser, brightly expressed how he initially decided to buy ice cream so he could “hang out with [his] friends at Handel’s.” He then later described how, “It felt good to support [his] school through the fundraiser, knowing that [his] contribution helped fund events for [West High].”

   Fundraisers are great opportunities for students to come and support West High. Not only do they make way for a better high school experience, but they may also come with a delicious treat on the side.

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Joshua Lee
Joshua Lee, Staff Writer
Joshua Lee is a staff writer for West Signals and a junior at West High School. It’s his first year writing for Signals and he is excited to participate and learn about the process of journalism. Some of Josh’s hobbies include reading, exercising, playing guitar, and spending time with his friends and family.