Junior Class sells candy apples


Iona Peters

Southern Caramel’s “Oreos and cream” and “peanut butter” flavored candy apples

Partnering with Southern Caramel, the Junior class is selling apples from Oct. 17 through 21 in the commons area outside the cafeteria. The apples cost $12 and will be delivered to students on Oct. 27 and 28.

“I think it’s a good idea,” junior Lauren Batache said. “Especially with Halloween coming up, that gives people a reason to buy the apples.”

The Granny Smith apples are dipped in homemade caramel. Students have the topping options of Oreos and cream, peanut butter, churro and sprinkles.

“They taste really good,” Junior Class Historian Iona Peters said. “We got to try the Oreo and peanut butter flavors. I thought the Oreo tasted the best.”

Despite the taste of the apples, students have raised concerns over their cost. This has resulted in not as many sales being made as the class would have liked.

“I think they’re really expensive,” junior Alexis Clark said. “I haven’t bought one because $12 is too much for a caramel apple.”

Peters disagrees.

“I think that [the apples] are a bit expensive, but half the money we collect goes to the Junior Class, so I think it’s worth it,” Peters said. “And the cost kind of makes sense because they’re made with a homemade caramel recipe from a local family-owned business.”

Regardless, the Junior Class office is still encouraging students to participate in the fundraiser and support the class.

“Students should buy an apple because if they don’t contribute to Junior Class fundraisers or participate, then we won’t have any money for prom,” Junior Class President Rosalina Rodriguez said. “The more participation we have in fundraisers, the better prom will be.”

Although the fundraising aspect of the sales in the primary goal, the Junior Class office also wanted to make sure what they were selling was of good quality.

“[Students] should buy [an apple] because they’re delicious, and they will enjoy them,” Junior Class sponsor Kimberly Walling said. “It’s also a great way to support the Junior Class.”

Rodriguez is already planning ideas for the next fundraiser to perform even better.

“Next time I would like to have a better price because [it] was kind of high,” Rodriguez said. “I’d also have the entry for the [free prom ticket] competition to be to only sell two apples instead of 15 because having 100 juniors sell two is better than only having five sell 15.”

Nevertheless, with sales coming to an end, the officers are satisfied with the turnout of the fundraiser.

“We’re happy to report that we probably are going to make around $1,400 from the sales of the apples, which is all going directly to the Junior Class,” Walling said.