You can’t beat the kids of Rochester

From the Department of Because It’s Friday, That’s Why, we present an antidote to the braying about the problem with kids today.

Here’s 36 minutes of a drumline showdown between the kids of Century High School, John Marshall High School, and Mayo High School in Rochester, Minn., who spent their night on Wednesday beating drums to raise money for each school’s charity.

Your kids are cool, Rochester.

  • Sam M

    What about the kids from Lourdes?

    • Kristin Jirik Sorenson

      Lourdes has an awesome drumline and great Rochester kids as well! I don’t believe that Lourdes has a December fundraising drive, which is why they are not a part of this event 🙂

  • Al

    The kids are alright, as are their teachers and educators–hard work on both ends, likely, to make this happen. Thanks, guys.

  • Barton

    I do enjoy a good drumline… thanks Bob!

  • Kristin Jirik Sorenson

    An important note about this showcase…it is part of a much bigger picture! The students from all three high schools spend the month of December raising money for their respective charities: Mayo High School for the Dorothy Day House and the Women’s Shelter, Century for Bear Creek Services and Paws and Claws, and John Marshall for Christmas Anonymous. The focus of the entire month is about giving and it is generated collaboratively by students, staff and administration…It is a culture in the schools that is unbelievable to see! The total for Mayo High School was just announced at this year’s pepfest an unbelievable $60,681 was raised for the Dorothy Day House and the Women’s Shelter! This is an average of $35 per student! I hope that someone from John Marshall and Century can post about their totals!

    • Kathryn Gardner

      Century’s total was $30,019.48 for the two weeks of fundraising. Some amazing energy, generosity and creativity