“Mulch King” Scott Smith Succeeds in Final Year

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Scott Smith collaborates with some of the other adults helping him with the mulch sale. They not only work together but also have fun as well. “I’ve met a lot of great folks and made more than a few friends. I highly recommend the experience to my successor,” Smith said. --Claudia Mirembe

Scott Smith collaborates with some of the other adults helping him with the mulch sale. They not only work together but also have fun as well.
Scott Smith collaborates with some of the other adults helping him with the mulch sale. They not only work together but also have fun as well. “I’ve met a lot of great folks and made more than a few friends. I highly recommend the experience to my successor,” Smith said. –Claudia Mirembe

The mulch sale has been the largest fundraiser over recent years mostly due to the success of “Mulch King” Scott Smith. Smith, who has been in charge of the mulch sale since 2012, managed his last sale April 18. He will not be returning as his son, Senior Wyatt Smith will be graduating this May

The event’s success is seen in the impact the sale’s funds have on the school. Since 2012, there has been a mulch sale attendance increase of five percent each year. Student participation is one of the most important factors of the fundraiser, as it accounts for half of the revenue for the Booster Club. This money is then distributed to RHSa�� sports teams, the Marching Band, the Journalism program and more.

Smith makes sure that everything at the mulch sale is done efficiently. He is in charge of making sure that the correct mulch is ordered. He also creates methods so that mulch can be delivered to each person quickly and efficiently while also being present at the event to make sure everything is done correctly.

“The mulch sale is one of the most important fundraising events for football and all other groups within the school,” varsity football head coach Seth Kenton said. “As much as it relies on the students to attend, it also needs to be managed well so that we work efficiently. [Smith] has been very effective.”

Although Smith will be missed, actions have been to find a replacement for him for future years. “[many of the parents] are very involved and I believe they will continue on to help run it next year, but we’re still looking for someone to help coordinate all the moving parts,” Smith said.

His last sale was one of the most successful ones of his tenure. According to Smith, they sold 12,000 bags and made 350 deliveries. While the final count has not been tallied yet, Smith expects to have made over $14,000 in profits.

“It was a great sale, and now I’m looking forward to training my replacement for next year … its time for someone else to take over sale over and keep it going,” Smith said.