Will Rogers faculty, staff, and students proudly support Swine Week each year by taking part in a week-long fundraiser here at school. We also like to have fun while we are raising money for a very worthy cause, so here are the dress up day themes for WR Swine Week March 5-9:
Monday: PINK DAY! Show your support for pigs and everything piggy by wearing pink!
Tuesday: CRAZY SOCKS & HAT DAY! Keep your head on straight and put your best foot forward by doing your best and being kind every day. Wear your crazy socks and a hat today!
Wednesday: FAVORITE TEAM DAY! Show that you are a good sport by wearing your favorite team clothing!
Thursday: HERO DAY! Everyone can be a hero. Dress like your favorite community hero, superhero, or your own personal hero!
Friday: SWINE WEEK or WILL ROGERS SHIRT DAY! Show your school spirit and support for Swine Week by wearing your Will Rogers t-shirt or Swine shirt!
Our PTO’s fundraising goal to help EMHS and Make Promises Happen, the program they are raising money for this year, is $3000. Let’s help make it happen!
History of EMHS Swine Week
Edmond Memorial’s annual community service project, Swine Week, began in 1986 when a small group of students decided to raise money for a friend in need. The students approached the principal, who supported the endeavor and even agreed to kiss a pig. $3,000 was raised, the principal kissed a pig, and Swine Week was born.
Flash forward 30+ years, and EMHS students have since raised over $5 million dollars for charity.
Here is a listing of all the total amounts raised by EMHS and the various individuals/organizations that benefited each year with the theme.
1986 $3,000 Individual – Robin Orendorff Hogs & Kisses
1987 $3,200 Individual – Saxon Vandagriff Let the Mud Fly!
1988 $3,000 Individual – Ryan McCoy Ham It Up!
1989 $2,500 Individual – John Reason Who Framed Squigly Piggly?
1990 $3,200.00 Individual – Eddie McAffrey Swine Me, Dine Me in 1990
1991 $3,000.00 Individual – Andy Reynolds When Pigs Fly
1992 $3,700.00 Individual – Jessica Lacy Pork Chop, Pig Slop, Pigs Reek, Swine Week
1993 $4,900.00 Individual – Toby Harris Hogs & Dogs
1994 $10,000.00 Individual – Kyle Shahan Swine Time!
1995 $10,000.00 Individual – Yancy Bain Dogs Going Hog Wild
1996 $15,700.00 Individual – Zach Jackson Bringing Home the Bacon
1997 $27,600.00 Individual – Jane Vanhoose Hog Heaven in ’97
1998 $60,000.00 Individual – Carson Scott Bacon on the Beach
1999 $85,000.00 Individual – Matt Adams Welc-Ham to the Jungle
2000 $120,000.00 Individual – Britton Burnett Mihami Vice
2001 $172,000.00 Individual – Jesslyn Keith Jurassic Pork
2002 $185,000.00 Individual – Jim Linam Pig Floyd: Pork Side of the Moon
2003 $143,000.00 Individual – Joshua Ashford Jabacon Me Crazy
2004 $129,000.00 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Brave Hog
2005 $141,653.00 Smile for a Child Mardi Hog
2006 $145,000.00 Hearts for Hearing Peter Ham
2007 $220,000.00 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation New Pork City
2008 $264,000.00 OK Family Center for Autism Viva Hog Vegas
2009 $318,000.00 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Pigelodeon
2010 $527,000.00 Jimmy Everest Children’s Cancer Center Piggy Wonka
2011 $462,000.00 Oklahoma Children’s Heart Center Hoggy Potter
2012 $475,709.00 Oklahoma Project Woman Pigsney World
2013 $353,011.00 Limbs for Life Star Boars
2014 $441,552.00 City Rescue Mission Monster’s Oink
2015 $701,334.00 Angels Foster Family Network OKC Pigtendo!