Liberty HS play raises money for LA school damaged by flooding

Cast of Check Please at Liberty High School
Cast of Check Please at Liberty High School

LIBERTY, SC (WSPA) – A group of Upstate High School students did their part to help flood victims in Louisiana by raising money for a high school damaged by the floods.

This past week, theater students from Liberty High School in Pickens County volunteered to put on a one act play to raise money from St. Amant High School, a school southeast of Baton Rouge damaged by flooding.

They only had four classes to prepare for the play called Check Please. All 450 tickets were sold for two dollars each.

They raised $1,500 from the play and raised even more from donations.

“They were like, ‘Here’s a 10, keep the change’ and like ‘Here’s 20, my aunt and uncle want me to donate 20 dollars’ and it just blew up into something that we never expected it to,” said theater student Taylor Tessnear.

In total, students raised over $2,500 from cupcakes and drinks sold at the school and through a $1,000 donation.

The money will go to the Louisiana school’s theater department for textbooks, scripts, costumes, and other structural damage at the theater caused by the flooding.

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