Principal drops the mic at Gala

Spicer and administrative team wins $500 for Project Grad


Gigi Allen

Spicer standing by a card given to her in thanks for raising money for Project Grad. Spicer earned third place at the Gala.

by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer

The LEEF foundation (the Leander ISD Educational Excellence Foundation) hosted the Drop the Mic Gala on Saturday where they were raising money to give back to the schools. The school had 9 representatives, principal Tiffany Spicer, all the assistant principals, Transition coordinator Melissa Wood, Lead counselor Duane Teets, and Dean of Instruction Shandalyn Porter. The representatives received 3rd place and won $500 dollars.

“This was an effort to raise money for project Grad,” Spicer said. “All the money the foundation receives goes to put a college rep on every campus and to give money back to the seniors. All the grants this school received came from the LEEF foundation, we received around $1600.”

The competition was a lip-syncing contest and the representatives each choose different songs to perform as a part of a larger collaboration piece. Spicer sang R.E.S.P.E.C.T by Aretha Franklin, Teets performed Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice, and Porter sang I Love Rock ‘n Roll by Joan Jett. Assistant principal Trejo sang Livin La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin, Robbins sang Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey, Bode sang Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood, King-Knowles sang Vogue by Madonna, and Meyers sang Coal Miner’s Daughter by Loretta Lynn.

“All of us sang that night,” Wood said. “I sang Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. We did it to help Project Grad and we all worked very hard to bring it all together.”

The night ended and Spicer brought home the big check. She had been hoping for first place and the $2,000 prize but she is still proud of her team’s effort and how they did.

“Of course I wanted to be #1, but I was so proud of us all,” Spicer said. “I’m still looking for more ways to raise more money for the seniors and we have a lot of ideas planed.”

In order to show appreciation for the efforts, senior Alyssa Flurnoy went around school and got the signatures of as many of the senior class as she could to put on a giant poster.

“Alyssa’s mother is on the Project Grad committee and she saw how hard we worked and wanted to show how the seniors appreciated the money we won,” Spicer said. “Alyssa got the seniors to sign thank you cards and to thank us for the money. It will be hanging in the front office so everyone can see it.”