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Fairview Students Raise Funds For MonDak Relay For Life


Fairview High School National Honor Society at the MonDak Relay for Life event held in Sidney on June 5.

Showing their caring for community members, the Fairview High School's National Honor Society recently raised more than $2,700 for the MonDak Relay for Life.

Kelly Danielson, spokesperson for the club, said students became interested in holding a fundraiser because the son of former teacher Rosemary Weber is undergoing medical treatments.

"We all wanted to put together a Relay team in the high school," Danielson said. "This was the first time."

Melissa Gackle, faculty advisor, said the students gained interest when Weber talked to them about service during the group's induction ceremony in April.

About three weeks before the Relay for Life, Gackle said students decided they wanted to participate.

The team's fundraiser consisted of a "Burgers and Carnivals" event on June 2, the night prior to the MonDak Relay for Life held in Sidney. A free-will donation was taken for the meal, and children purchased tickets for carnival games.

"Each of the students also sold luminaries," Gackle said.

Jae Kloker and Meredith Johnson served as captains for the Fairview High School Honor Society team.

Danielson explains that service is one of the four pillars for the National Honor Society. The other pillars are scholarship, leadership and character.

"The Relay for Life was fun," Danielson said.

She noted Fairview students took part in the Super Heroes Walk and earned first place in the relay race organized by the Kid Curesaders.

Danielson, who just finished her junior year, is confident the organization will participant in the MonDak Relay for Life again next year.

"I hope so," Danielson said. "It was a success for our first year."


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