Students Use Bieber Song, Raise Money For Orphans - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Students Use Bieber Song, Raise Money For Orphans

TENINO, Wash. (AP) - High school students in the small western Washington community of Tenino are raising money for a cause - supporting orphans at a school in the west African country of Ghana.
    
One unconventional strategy: they're playing the Justin Bieber song "Baby" during breaks between classes and at lunch time until the campus raises $500.
    
KING-TV reports (http://is.gd/AguN4x ) they raised more than $330 by Monday afternoon. They started Monday and some students were quickly pleading for an end. Said student Zack Chamberlain, "My head is about to explode right now."
    
Student government president Connor Stakelin concedes that "for some of them it's incentive to donate because they don't want to hear it anymore."
    
KING says the idea to support Crossover International Academy came from Tenino Elementary School Principal Dave Ford.
    
Tenino is about 60 miles south of Seattle.

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