Each year, the Harrison High School faculty and students strive to make a difference in as many lives as possible, and this year was no exception.
This year, our school raised $16,000 for Gracie Olvera-Rowland and Rick Speer in an attempt to make as big of an impact in their lives as possible, in addition to spreading awareness about the conditions others may be facing.
Both student council advisor Jennifer Collicott and Principal Cory Marshall emphasized how great of an impact this program has on the students and the school in its entirety.
“The amount of money made in the fundraiser reflects the greatness of the students giving the money and the people receiving the money,” said student council advisor, Jennifer Collicott.
This program seems to not only be beneficial to those at Harrison, but it also seems to have left a positive impact on other schools who wish to promote a similar cause through the use of their own student body.
“Some schools see this program in which students are running the events and hope to create the same impact on the community,” said Principal Cory Marshall.
While the amount of money donated to this cause is notable, Hoops for Hope also shows how everyone plays their part in this program.
“When students see people in these conditions, they want to help in any way possible,” said Mr. Harrison winner, Austin Dunwoody. “I personally feel as though I helped encourage people to come see the events.”
But the efforts were not limited to the students. Despite busy classroom schedules, many faculty members ensured everyone knew what the program does and how it helps people in the Harrison community.
“None of this could have been done without the help of everybody in the front office as well as Luke McConville’s interviews with Gracie Olvera-Rowland and Rick Speer in addition to Evan Overbay’s willingness to run the sound booth for Mr. Harrison,” said Collicott.
With constant support for programs like Hoop for Hope at Harrison High School, it can be said with absolute certainty that this school will continue to make a difference in the future.