Howell High School Raises $78,000 For American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Howell High School Raises $78,000 For American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Posted on 04/28/2017
2017 Senior Survivors with the check for the AFSP

4/28/17 - Following a week filled with school spirit, fundraising and 14 seniors living at Howell High School, the totals are in, and the school’s Senior Survivor fundraiser has raised an unprecedented $78,000.35. Aiden Pressel was named the winner of Senior Survivor raising more than $10,000 in the final days. The Howell High School senior class selected the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to be the beneficiary of this year’s fundraising efforts. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the annual fundraiser which has now raised $262,558.35 for various charities.

Senior Survivor began Sunday, April 23, when 14 Howell High School seniors moved into their school with the goal of remaining in the competition until Friday. The students collected donations during the day and competed in immunity and reward challenges at night. Some of the challenges included a food challenge involving eating bugs, completing an obstacle course and a lip sync battle. At the end of each school day, the two Senior Survivor contestants who raised the least amount of money that day were eliminated.

“Each year our student body and community look forward to Senior Survivor. The event brings our school, district, and community together as we rally to support an amazing cause,” said Jason Schrock, Howell High School principal. “To be able to raise $78,000 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention truly speaks to the generous and caring nature of our community.”

This year’s Howell High School Senior Survivors were Cara Betz (Team Betz), Becca Bishop (Team Chewbecca), Garrett Breault (Team G-Money), Kelsey Cook (Team K-Cook), Chelsea Farley (Team Chelsea),  James Griffin (Team Old Man Griff), Madi Lim (Team Maki), Jacob Lothamer (Team Loth), Robert Lys (Team Lysterine), Carleigh O'Doherty (Team O’Doherty), Aiden Pressel (Team First-Aid), Logan Russo (Team Log), Alyssa Snider (Team Snider) and Parker Woodin (Team P-Woody).

About the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education, and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

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