Hillsborough High School’s senior class sundae is vanilla and chocolate ice cream, crushed Oreo cookies, rainbow sprinkles and hot fudge.
That’s not all. The junior class—twist and chocolate ice cream with cookie dough bites, M&Ms and black and yellow sprinkles— has a sundae too, as do the sophomore—vanilla and chocolate chip ice creams with crushed Oreos, Thin Mint girl scout cookies and green sprinkles, and hot fudge— and freshman—chocolate and cookie dough ice creams with crushed Oreos, brownie chunks and hot fudge—classes.
It’s all part of a fundraiser and competition hosted by Hillsborough ice cream shop Super Sundaes that will raise money for each of the high school classes, shop owner Jayne Mochnacz said.
“I’ve been involved with lots of fundraisers with the schools and have done days where a portion of sale proceeds go to the school,” she said. “One of my employees said, ‘if every one of our seniors came in, we could make $600.’ . . So I had every grade make a sundae and come in to try it.”
The classes were given a choice of two ice cream flavors and three toppings to create their sundaes, Mochnacz said. The class cabinets designed most of the sundaes, though she noted that another student working at the store designed the junior class sundae
The object of the fundraiser is to sell the sundaes—the cost is only $5 and the classes receive $1 of the money—and to beat everyone else’s sales total. Modeled after the reality TV show “Survivor”, the teams will be “eliminated” based on the sales tallies.
Mochnacz was quick to point out that, though the teams are “eliminated” from the competition, the sundaes will still be available and the classes will continue to receive money based on their sundae sales.
“It’s not like they’re really eliminated,” she said. “They’re just out of the game.”
The classes that sell more sundaes than the total class population will see additional prize money too, she added.
The first elimination tally is set for Sunday and, thus far, the senior class is winning the competition, according to Mochnacz.
“I think more seniors have been able to get here to buy it,” she said. “With the regular customers, they have come in about equal. I think it’s just honestly been a greater turnout with people to support them.”
“The first week, I had 147 sundaes sold,” she added. “Of course, I would like a million sold, but I feel really good about that.”
Sundae sales started March 8 and conclude March 31, she said.
“I’m really happy to have come up with an idea that is different from your typical fundraiser,” she said. “In order to win, you have to come in and get the sundae. If everyone participates, it means great things for the school.”