Monday, March 7, 2011

BHS Students Raise Over $2,000 With 30-Hour Famine



BHS students break the famine Friday night in the Cafeteria


This past Thursday and Friday, 28 students fasted for 30 hours. The 30 Hour Famine is a program started by World Vision, an organization that helps make sure children have enough food to survive. At Burlington High School each year, the clubs Model UN and Amnesty International host the 30 Hour Famine, in which students pledge to fast for 30 hours, and prior to the fast they collect money to donate to World Vision. The fast offers perspective and the donations help children all around the world. This year with 28 students participating, we raised $2,106.58!




On Friday night, with donations from local businesses, participants met to "break the fast" together. Thanks to Dunkin Donuts on Cambridge Street, Market Basket, Raja Rana's, Roche Brothers, Subway on Cambridge Street, Papa Gino's, LaCascia's, Pizza Days, and Burlington House of Pizza for donations.

A special recognition goes to the two participants who had their winter sports banquet on Thursday night during the fast, and therefore did not eat at their banquet: Peter DeBarros and Christina Grattan.

The two students to raise the most money were Walter Kikuchi ($463) and Sharon Kumar ($435).

Participants were Jessica Olin, Taylor Steinberg, Dominique Reynolds, Peggy Perna, Christina Grattan, Sidney Fallon, Kevin Romulus, Gerard F. Pothier III, Kartike Mathur, Sharleen Varghese, Danielle Schissler, Erin Kelley, Kristina Ryan, Sharon Kumar, Avani Shah, Rupini Alla, Mark Simons, Binal Patel, Michelle Lee, Walter Kikuchi, Natasha Chatterjee, Andrew Frost, Billy Ryan, Zebeka Alam, April Hooper, Jessica Villalta, Aakansha Bhalla, and Peter DeBarros.

Model UN adviser Mrs. Gould, and officers April Hooper, Walter Kikuchi, and Michelle Lee.
to the two participants who had their winter sports banquet on Thursday night during the fast, and therefore did not eat at their banquet: Peter DeBarros and Christina Grattan. The two students to raise the most money were Walter Kikuchi ($463) and Sharon Kumar ($435). Participants were Jessica Olin, Taylor Steinberg, Dominique Reynolds, Peggy Perna, Christina Grattan, Sidney Fallon, Kevin Romulus, Gerard F. Pothier III, Kartike Mathur, Sharleen Varghese, Danielle Schissler, Erin Kelley, Kristina Ryan, Sharon Kumar, Avani Shah, Rupini Alla, Mark Simons, Binal Patel, Michelle Lee, Walter Kikuchi, Natasha Chatterjee, Andrew Frost, Billy Ryan, Zebeka Alam, April Hooper, Jessica Villalta, Aakansha Bhalla, and Peter DeBarros. Model UN adviser Mrs. Gould, and officers April Hooper, Walter Kikuchi, and Michelle Lee. Amnesty International adviser Mr. Whitten, and officers Aakansha Bhalla, Avani Shah, Rupini Alla, and Sharon Kumar.

1 comment:

  1. This was a wonderful endeavor!! I enjoyed reading this blog. Congratulations to all who participated.

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