Sunday, 15 May 2011

The kids did a great job!

Every third Sunday of the month, Maria's Comida, a restaurant in Hamtramck, hosts an event that will support a local project designed to improve the city.  The event is called Diverse (Soup) City .Everyone one pays $7.00 for a meal of delicious soup (tonight's was vegan ratatouille), fresh bread, a beverage, and something sweet.  During the meal, pre-arranged groups deliver a brief presentation about a project that they hope will be funded through the night's proceeds.

Tonight, the Climbing for Success campaign made its appeal to the crowd gathered at the cozy environs of Maria's.  First to speak was John Rostek who gave a brief overview of his goal to climb Mt. McKinley.  Next, Emad and Karolina (two juniors at HHS) spoke about how much money we are hoping to raise and why.  Finally, Iqra and Simone (a senior and a sophomore) displayed a beautiful poster (replete with flashing stars) they created and Iqra spoke specifically about how attending events with Student Council helped her to become a better leader.  Five other students came out to support the presentation.

After all of the presentations were complete, the diners voted.  Our table held hands as the results were announced.  The winner - Climbing for Success.  The total grant received tonight is $302!  Thanks Maria's Comida and SOUP patrons.

If you would like to help us reach the summit amount of $20,320, please make your check out to Piast Institute (please write "Mr. Rostek's Climb" in the memo) and mail that TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation to:

Hamtramck Public Schools
3201 Roosevelt
Hamtramck, MI 48212

Thanks for your continued support!


  1. Congrats for receiving today's grant. You're doing a great job helping Mr. Rostek to reach his goal! Keep up the good work!
    Collette Palmer

  2. Thanks for your support Collette. We really appreciate it!