CROWN POINT | Crown Point High School philanthropy students joined forces with the Crown Point Community Foundation to give away $2,400 each to four organizations.
Students, administrators and representatives met at the school to distribute almost $10,000. CPHS Interact Club sponsored Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids Foundation, National Honor Society sponsored St. Jude House, Key Club sponsored Meals on Wheels, and Student Council sponsored Riley’s Children’s Hospital.
“We were pleased to be able to partner in celebrating youth participating in philanthropy. The foundation board was happy to be able to match contributions to bring the donations up to that level,” Crown Point Community Foundation Director Pat Huber said. “We applaud the administrative staff at CPHS because it’s through this direction that the partnership works.”
Philanthropy is encouraged as a part of Crown Point High School’s “Six Cs,” or values that the school emphasizes, which include college, career, citizenship, creativity, courage and culture.
“Crown Point High School students do understand the importance of philanthropy and community service,” CPHS Principal Chip Pettit said. “Our community has been very supportive of the schools. We’re proud that our students have given back to the community that has been so good to them.”
Many students have incorporated these values into their daily lives. Student Council President Alexis Hesser said, “The best part of the day was getting to see how all the different clubs got together and raised so much for charity.”
The clubs raised money in a variety of ways including hosting the Dance Marathon for Riley’s, a match maker fundraiser for Meals on Wheels, a Mardi Gras party for St. Jude house and by co-sponsoring the Student/Teacher Olympics.
“It was nice to see our students work to support these fine organizations. CPHS has a strong tradition of community service and our partnership with the Crown Point Community Foundation has enabled our students to see that working together can bring forth tremendous results,” CPHS Dean of Students Russ Marcinek said.