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 11-15:
Monday: DR. SOOEEE (SEUSS) DAY/CRAZY HAIR! Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character or keep your head on straight and show us your crazy hair!
Tuesday: TWIN DAY/HAT DAY! Find a friend and dress alike for the day or wear a fun hat!
Wednesday: WACKY WEDNESDAY! Show us your silly side and dress inside out or backwards!
Thursday: HERO DAY! Everyone can be a hero, so dress like your favorite community hero, superhero, or your own personal hero!
Friday: SWINE WEEK/PINK DAY! Show your support for everything piggy by wearing your Swine Week or pink shirt!
Our PTO’s fundraising goal to help EMHS and Boys and Girls Club of Oklahoma County, 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 $6.5 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!
2016 $524,452.00 Calm Waters 30 for 30: History of Hogs
2017 $411,480.00 The Isaiah Stone Foundation Toy Boary
2018 $479,801.00 Make Promises Happen Alice in Wonderham