Alexis Hicks from Broughton High School won top honors at the High School Heroes Award dinner on April 12th. She was presented a $5,000 scholarship made possible by W.W. Grainger, Inc. for raising the most money this year. Alexis held her second annual “Fling into Spring” event on March 24th, an event she started last year. Her event included 3 bands (The Results, North Tower and the Band of Oz). She conducted a silent and live auction, 50/50 raffle and a BBQ chicken dinner sale.
Six other High School Heroes scholarship winners were announced and honored at an awards dinner on Friday night at One Eleven Place in Cary. Those students were awarded gifts of $2,000, $1,000 or $500 for their college tuitions based on where their fund raising efforts ranked in the competition. Board Member, Anita Ali served as the keynote speaker. Anita expressed appreciation to all thirteen Triangle area high school students who participated in the program and collectively raised a total of nearly $32,000. Thanks to the Grainer Foundation for donating $10,000 to the Triangle Red Cross in support of the High Schools Hero program to support the development of today’s youth into active community volunteers that will continue to be community leaders into the future. High School Heroes is a philanthropic leadership and scholarship program that inspires young people to get involved and help those in need in our community on behalf of the Triangle Area Red Cross and at the same time has an opportunity to earn scholarships.
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