Lakeview High School Honor Society recently raised $724.50 for the Lake Health District Cancer Support Fund through several fundraising efforts during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
LHS teacher/Honor Society advisor Lisa Shullanberger explained that LHS students Tyler McNeley, Bridget Shullanberger and Jaila Jackson — all juniors on the varsity volleyball team as well as honor society members — wanted to do a “pink out” volleyball game, encouraging everyone at the game to wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness.
The Honor Society discussed how to make money for the Cancer Support Fund and came up with the idea for a bake sale and two 50/50 raffles. One raffle was held at the volleyball game and the other at the LHS homecoming football game.
Approximately $300 was made through the bake sale alone. All LHS Honor Society members made at least a dozen items to sell to the student body, Shullanberger said, and $1 was charged for each baked good.
Tillie Flynn was the winner of the 50/50 raffle at the LHS volleyball game and she donated some money from her winnings back to the Cancer Support Fund, Shullanberger noted. LHS student Christian Murua won the raffle at the football game.
Shullanberger said the fundraiser will be an annual event for the Lakeview High School Honor Society and will be done in the month of October. “We would like to increase community support each year and will look into ways to involve the community more next year,” she shared. The Honor Society is considering selling t-shirts community-wide in 2022 with $1 from the sale of each t-shirt going to the Cancer Support Fund. That would happen in addition to the bake sale and 50/50s.
“I am very proud of all of the honor society members and their dedication to serving our community — whether that is our school community or the community we live in,” Shullanberger expressed, adding, “They all understand that Lake County gives so much to the kids and that it is important to give back when we can.”