Thon raises money for back pack program


Form the students have to fill out to raise money

Do you know about the Mountain Lion Backpack Program?


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This school is one of the oldest contributors for the Mountain Lion Backpack Program. When the National Junior Honor Society announced their main purpose was community service, it was said they were holding a fundraiser called THON. The Backpack program’s main purpose is to feed the 21 million children that qualify for free or reduced price meals through the National School Lunch Program and the National School Breakfast Program.  Honor society students will volunteer four hours of their time to go to this event and help raise funds and feed children.

“At this point we are well over $10,000 in contributions to the community,” John Wharton said.

Wharton is the co-advisor for the Honor Society and is responsible for all of the contributions. THON enables the program to encompass at least one additional school. The original founders are Ashley Gay and Heather and Jim Little.

Tori Cox is the President of the Honors Society and is also involved with the organizing of the event.

“I think this is a really good program because it gets students involved and it raises money for a good cause,” Tori Cox said.

The Backpack Program is very grateful for the contributions and the students are filled with excitement for THON.