‘Tiger Trust’ offers prizes as incentives

Fremont High School has opened the Tiger Trust.

The Tiger Trust, which opened Nov. 12, is basically a store stocked with prizes, including T-shirts, iPhone cases, fake eyelashes and baked goods.

The Tiger Trust does not accept money.

Students can only buy the prizes from the store by using Tiger Stripes, which they can earn by doing well in class, improving grades, showing good behavior or having positive interactions. It’s up to individual teachers how to award them.

The most “expensive” prizs cost more than 40 stripes. They include soccer balls, T-shirts and Tiger scarves.

Teacher Kirsten Ramirez is the Tiger Trust adviser. Additionally, she has help from four students who take an intern class with her. They’re going to work in the Tiger Trust in the cafeteria on Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. and Fridays from 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., said Ramirez.

Senior student Soti Havea said the Tiger Trust is “a reward system to reward people who do good things.”

Junior Nu’u Taugauvau said the Tiger Trust is a good idea because “you can buy a pencil with a Tiger Stripe instead of asking your teacher.”

Principal Emiliano Sanchez expressed pleasure about the Tiger Trust.

”It’s a good opportunity for students to trade in Tiger Stripes that they earn for appropriate student behavior,” Sanchez said. “I also think it would help with school culture, and it’s extra incentive for students to do the right thing.”