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EAH’s Megan Polites Selected for Mini-THON Student Leadership Council

Jul 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

July 20, 2016- Elizabethtown Area High School senior Megan Polites has been selected to the 2016-2017 Mini-THON Student Leadership Council. The Mini-THON Student Leadership Council, comprised of a select group of student leaders, provides feedback and input to the Four Diamonds staff on the Mini-THON program. Polites is the first student from EAHS to serve in this prestigious capacity

Modeled after Penn State University’s THON initiative, Mini-THONs are fun-filled events sponsored by schools all across the Commonwealth and surrounding states to raise money for pediatric cancer research. EAHS’s Mini-THON, a twelve-hour dance marathon, is held each spring and has raised more than $140,000 combined the last two years for the Four Diamonds Fund.

As a council member, Polites will join a team of high school students from around the region that will meet with Four Diamonds staff to provide recommendations on program elements and assist in developing solutions for program challenges.  She will also serve as an advocate for Four Diamonds and Mini-THON and representatives of the more than 70,000 students participating in Mini-THON every year.

“Megan exemplifies the leadership and character of the Mini-THON program and has proven to be a role model for her peers,” said Alek Tomazin, Associate Director of Four Diamonds. “Her outstanding management, organizational skills, and commitment to community service make her an ideal representative for Four Diamonds and our mission to conquer childhood cancer.”

In addition to her role with the leadership council, Polites will serves as EAHS’s student executive director for this school year’s 2016-2017 Mini-THON program. In this capacity, she will oversee a team of approximately 25 of her classmates who will coordinate Elizabethtown’s 2016-2017 Mini-THON, which is scheduled for March 10-11, 2017.

While the actual twelve-hour dance marathon isn’t held until spring, the EAHS’s Mini-THON committee hosts numerous events throughout the year to support the fundraising. The first two events are upcoming with a Rita’s Night set for August 2 (6-10 p.m.) and a car wash slated for August 6 (12-4 p.m.) at the Fulton Bank in the K-Mart parking lot.

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