Students in Mrs. Lesnett’s Freshman Honors English classes recently completed their charity projects. Each student conducted fundraising for the charity of his/her choice, completed an application with essay, created a public service announcement, gave a speech, and wrote a business letter for donating the money raised. Six students were selected as finalists by Mrs. Lesnett and their anonymous applications and essays were reviewed by a panel consisting of Mr. Brian Coffee, principal, Mrs. Leigh Ann Martin, district librarian, and Mrs. Susan Hartzell, gifted teacher. The panel interviewed and ranked the top three of six finalists to which Mrs. Lesnett and members of the panel donated. Congratulations to the students in the two Honors English classes who collectively raised $9,185.00. The student who raised the most money this year was Jordan Brown.
In this picture are the top six finalists. The charity for each of these students is listed next to the name. Seated in the first row from left to right are Jordan Brown in first place (Pilot Dogs), Zoie Bailey in second place (Shriner’s Hospital for Children), and Madison Definbaugh in third place (Autism Speaks). Standing from left to right are Amanda Dean (National Alliance of Mental Health), Emma Griffith (Big Reach Center of Hope), Kailee Gibbons (Stomp Out Bullying) and Mrs. Adrienne Lesnett, teacher.