Roses are red, violets are blue, the entire junior class received roses, but from who? On Feb. 14, junior class president Dominic Marhoefer anonymously sent each member in his class a rose to celebrate the day of love. All 183 students in the class of 2020 received a personalized letter, alongside a rose from the Pine View French Honor Society (FHS).
After saving his allowance for a couple months, Marhoefer decided to fulfill his message of spreading love through the fundraiser held annually by FHS.
“I did it to show the good in everyone. Valentine’s Day is a day of love and if someone was struggling or hurting in any way, I wanted to show them how much love was in the world. There have definitely been times I’ve struggled in my life, but even at my worst times, even strangers seemed to be there for me. I just wanted everyone to see the love in the world and spread it,” Marhoefer said.
Each junior was surprised third period with a heartfelt note and a rose. Marhoefer made it apparent to individually handwrite each letter that personally showed his appreciation for every member of the class.
“It was such a sweet surprise. Knowing that there is so much love in my class and that Dominic took the time to show us that was heartwarming,” eleventh-grader Gigi Langer said.
Marhoefer was attending the North American Invitational Model United Nations Conference in Washington D.C. on Valentine’s Day, so he was not able to see the reactions of his peers. Even without his appearance, Marhoefer was flooded with love back through social media outlets, such as Snapchat and Instagram.
“It was such a sweet thing to do, he has a big heart and wants to show it to the class. He really loves the class of 2020,” eleventh-grader Betsy Williams said.
Marhoefer will keep on spreading his love for his class by continuing the countless hours of fundraising and relentless smiles around campus.
“Not only did he spend his allowance money on us, but he also spent eight hours writing individual messages. It showed that he truly cares about our class,” eleventh-grader Diego Prestamo said.