- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

CANDLER, N.C. (AP) - A parent is questioning a survey used as a fundraiser at a western North Carolina high school.

Multiple media outlets reported that the parent was upset about one of the questions on a “matchmaker” fundraising survey at Enka High School. The survey included a question on sexual orientation.

The school’s Junior Civitan Club passed out the survey. A company comes up with matches and students could buy the results the week of Valentine’s Day.

Club adviser Laura Roberts says members approached her about doing the fundraiser. The money from sales of the survey results were to be used for a local relief organization.

Roberts said most of the questions were about fun things, such as a student’s favorite pet. The survey also asked about favorite fast food, favorite music, “best super power” and “most boring sport to watch.”

Roberts said she learned Monday that a parent had complained about the sexual orientation question, which asked if students were attracted to the opposite sex, same sex, both or were uncertain.

School officials point out the surveys were voluntary.

Roberts is meeting with the principal to decide whether to cancel the fundraiser.

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