Greenville students raise $2,000 for charity

By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 10:55 am on Tuesday, May 01, 2012

GREENVILLE — The Greenville High School National Honor Society raised $2,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through an annual fundraiser.

Every year, the honor society chooses a charity to donate money to and they hold at least one fundraiser to help raise money to donate to the charity, said Joyce Zimmer, NHS adviser.

The NHS students vote at the beginning of the school year as to which charity they would like to donate to, said Kayleen Sorensen, honor society student president.

“The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has contacted me in the last several years to have our chapter consider donating to their organization,” Zimmer said. “I brought this up to our group at the beginning of the year and the members thought it was a worthy cause and it showed in this year’s vote for our charity.”

Sorensen said she enjoys being a part of the honor society and dedicating a lot of time to a good cause.
“We are making a difference,” Sorensen said.

This year was the third year the honor society decided to use the man pageant as the main fundraising event for their charities.

Zimmer said the show consists of senior guys as contestants and includes participate from family, friends and the student body.

The contestants also brought in funds from outside sponsors to participate in the pageant.

Senior Torrey Davis was the overall winner during the pageant, Sorensen said.

“It really has become a successful charity event,” Zimmer said.

Zimmer and the honor society plan to continue the man pageant as one of their main charity fundraisers in the future.

“We had a good turnout,” Sorensen said.

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