Students distributing delights

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By Don Pace

Las Vegas had a big infusion of calories on Thursday.

A joint effort between West Las Vegas Middle School, Robertson High School and Memorial Middle School brought in 12,228 freshly baked and aromatic Krispy Kreme Doughnuts that the Business Professionals of America clubs from both school districts sold to customers over a two-week period.

West BPA sponsor Brian Gurul said this was the third year his students have worked with the makers of the glazed and chocolate-frosted national treasures to bring in money for his program. For the last two years, Gurul said he invited Robertson to get involved.

“We’re helping each other and making this a community effort,” Gurule said. He said it was a big fundraiser that helps students get ready for state, regional and national competitions.

Bryce Baca, president of the eastside BPA, said this kind of cooperation shows that Las Vegas is one community.

“We represent the same town. West BPA has always had a strong program and by us working together, it just shows we can bring the community together.”

Diane Maes, BPA sponsor for Robertson and Memorial Middle School, said the Krispy Kreme delights were delivered overnight from El Paso, Texas, and the pre-ordered boxes would be distributed by BPA students on both sides of the river.

Maes said this combined effort between school districts is the way it should be.

“We are all going to the same places. We’re all going to state and nationals together, so we thought we’d raise the money together.”

Each student sold about 15 boxes of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts that contain a dozen of one of America’s favorite indulgences.