The Sweetest Fundraiser

By Paulina Leskow, ’24

Staff Writer

With so many clubs at Hanover High School, there always seems to be some sort of fundraising sale going on: holiday carnations, T-shirts, bake sales and raffles. But by far the most popular fundraiser for years has been the sale of Hilliards chocolate bars. Sold by the National Honor Society, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), and even the Chess Club this year, the chocolate bars satisfy the sweet tooth of many while helping a good cause.

You can spot this fundraiser by the white boxes carried around by students throughout the day. Hilliards flavors include milk chocolate, dark chocolate, crispy, peanut butter and caramel. Clubs buy a box of 40 bars from Hillards, which has shops in Norwell, Easton and Mansfield, and then sell each bar for a little more than they paid. Long sold for $2 a bar, the price increased to $3 a bar this year, but that hasn’t hurt their popularity.

“The chocolate makes my day,” said junior Stella Schipper, noting it “helps to get through such a long double period of AP Bio.” 

Students who eat third lunch are also regular consumers of Hilliards chocolate, and more than one teacher has been known to go in search of a pre-lunch snack. Science teacher Mr. McLean said “Although I would rather you have a mix of carbohydrates and proteins, it does help my students energize themselves and gain focus for the rest of their day.” 

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