On March 8, students from all four high schools in District 228 participated in Miracle Minute fundraisers. At a specific time, for one minute, students went into the halls to make their donations into bags carried by the fundraising students for a cause that is dear to their hearts. The motto for the event was, “It only takes a minute to make a big change!” We now know that is absolutely true. In just one minute Bremen High School collected $2,844.57 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for childhood cancer in memory of fellow student Paola Zambrano. Junior Elijah Trella, Bremen High School’s Co-Chair (along with Deysi Garcia), had this to say, “The reason that our Miracle Minute was so successful was not due to any one person. It was due to all of Bremen High School coming together under one cause to do something great by raising money to fight against childhood cancer.” Terry Stephens, Bremen High School’s NHS Sponsor said, “Our students are a reflection of their parents and our school is a reflection of the community. We work together in a wonderful school supported by a great community. I am so proud to be a Bremen Brave!!”
Hillcrest High School collected $626.84 for the American Cancer Society in memory of District Fine Arts Supervisor Keith Anderson. “It was a great opportunity for the students of Hillcrest High School to take a small amount of time out of their day, and put it toward something positive. It shows a little positivity can go a long way.” said Olivia Douglas, Hillcrest High School NHS Vice-President. Also, Tinley Park High School collected $552.40 for Special Olympics, and Oak Forest High School collected $561.88 for Together We Cope.
Congratulations and a big thanks to the best students ever – District 228 students!