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West Essex students pie teachers and staff

Junior Anthony Drago pies Mrs. Mondadori-Llauget.
Wessex Wire Staff
Junior Anthony Drago pies Mrs. Mondadori-Llauget.

On Pi Day, students cashed in their raffle tickets to pie their teachers and administrators in the face. Students across all grade levels participated in the fun, engaging event having the chance to pie a teacher that they might have wanted to get revenge on.
Give Kids The World, led by advisers Daniela Colabell and Tim Walsh, organized the event.
“Students can purchase as many raffle tickets as they would like and they choose which faculty member they would like to pie,” Colabelli said. “Each faculty member will pied up to three times—once by their highest bidder and the other two times will be randomly selected from the raffle tickets.”
In all, the few hundred dollars raised will directly help fund the Give Kids the World Trip for Senior Service toward the end of this year, Colabelli said. The group goes to Florida to volunteer and assist kids who have terminal illnesses. The fundraisers occurring throughout the year will help fund the trip and make the experience as enjoyable as possible.
A total of 26 teachers and staff members agreed to participate in the event. Students paid $5 to pie a teacher of their choice, leaving them covered with whipped cream at the end of the lunch block. Teachers took turns making themselves targets, wearing safety goggles and shower caps while standing behind a special wooden knight cutout made by the Art Department, and students lined up to take their shots.
Students pied Caroline Blanchard, Jaclyn Carollo, Michael DelaPaz, Rob Eckert, Daniela Colabelli, Stefanie DuCasse, Anthony Emering, Stacey Gadek, Steve Gilgur, Timothy Glenn, Christopher Hermosilla, Brittany Hernandez, Jason Lerner, Ryan Logan, Jeanette Mackesy, Patrick McGlynn, Bryan McNaught, Andrea Mondadori-Llauget, Lisa Novalis, Gary Peluso, Dean Ratajczak, Crystal Richards, Melissa Rowen, Tim Shea, Amber Tobia and Timothy Walsh.
As a special finale, Principal Caesar Diliberto stepped out from behind the shield and made himself an open target.
“It was a first for me. I have never been pied in the face,” Diliberto said. “I was happy that students were able to exact vengeance on their high school principal and have some fun.”
Junior Aydan Sorrentino talked about his experience pieing a teacher and his success.
“It was great supporting Give Kids the World along with getting to throw pies at some of the teachers,” Sorrentino said. “I missed some of my targets this year, so I’m looking forward to coming back with better aim and a healthy arm next year. Surgery wasn’t going to stop me from getting a little revenge on my teachers.”

 

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Gabe Herman, News and Features Editor
Gabe Herman is a News & Features Section Editor for the Wessex Wire. He is in the class of 2025 and started taking journalism in his freshman year. A fun fact about Gabe is that he loves to cook, travel, and spend time with his family and friends.
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