By Olivia Leone
BMHS PrideTime Editor
Imagine McMahon wasn’t just red, white, and blue, but also purple, yellow, pink, and all other colors possible. Thanks to the Class of 2018 Vice President, Kristen Carrano, and Treasurer, Natalie Pitteway, seniors and staff were able to claim a parking spot of their own this past weekend, but was delayed to Monday and Tuesday because of weather conditions.
The idea started in December of last year when Ali Walsh (‘18) saw the idea online and brought it to Kristen. Kristen informed the 2018 class advisors (Ms. Slattery and Ms. Quagliata) and the idea started forming into a soon to be tradition at McMahon. Kristen expressed that “This fundraiser was a good way for people to express themselves through painting.” Natalie added that “The purpose is to beautify McMahon and add a little more spirit to the campus and to raise money for the Senior class.”
Setting up the fundraiser wasn’t as easy as you’d imagine. Last June, Pitteway and Carrano had to first convince administration that painting a parking space would benefit the school. Kristen was well prepared with a PowerPoint she created for them. Unaware of the situation, administration pushed the fundraiser off.
“As soon as we found out Mr. Hurwitz was our new principal we decided to email him. He responded and said that we could meet during the first week of school to discuss it,” said Natalie. Hope for the fundraiser was brought back to life and the word about having your very own parking spot was spreading.
On November 3, 2017, The fundraiser was ready to go. Flyers were hung around the school and the Class of 2018 class officers shared to social media and passed the word along to friends. “I love it, I want someone painting my spot. I think it’s awesome. I think it's such a great idea,” said Hurwitz.