Indianapolis principal raises money to help low-income students get senior photos

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indianapolis principal who didn’t want any of her students to feel left out started a GoFundMe page to raise money to cover the cost of senior pictures.

Rosalie Nataki Pettigrew is the principal of Carpe Diem Innovative School – Northwest. Recently, she was asking for recommendations for local photographers who would offer a significant discount on senior pictures for students.

Pettigrew told FOX59 that a fellow DePauw University alum recommended she create a GoFundMe page to raise money.

“Because our school has significant poverty and limited funds, we are asking caring friends and supporters to help our seniors pay for their senior pictures. Current packages are 60.00 which will include the sitting fee and portraits,” writes Pettigrew. “For many of our families, paying for senior pictures is not a possibility. So, if you can help, please know that your help will not go unnoticed.”

Pettigrew says she wants the students to be able to reminisce on their high school days without financial restrictions hindering them in any way.