Howell High School Seniors Ready to Try and Survive Living in School for One Week

Howell High School Seniors Ready to Try and Survive Living in School for One Week
Posted on 04/21/2016
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On Sunday, April 24, 14 Howell High School seniors will move into their school for one week. The students are competing in the school’s annual Senior Survivor fundraiser. Throughout the week, each student will collect donations during the day and compete in action-packed immunity challenges at night. At the end of each school day, the two Senior Survivor contestants who raised the least amount of money for the day will be eliminated. The senior class has set this year’s fundraising goal at $50,000. 

This year, the Senior Survivor fundraiser will benefit Stiggy’s Dogs, an organization very close to the Howell Public Schools community. Stiggy’s Dogs is a nonprofit organization that rescues and trains shelter dogs to be service dogs for veterans living with traumatic brain injuries or posttraumatic stress disorder. Stiggy’s Dogs was founded in memory of Hospital Corpsman Third Class Benjamin (Doc Stiggy) Castiglione, a Howell High School alumnus who gave his life while serving in the armed forces in Afghanistan. Stiggy’s Dogs was chosen as the beneficiary of this year’s Senior Survivor because 2016 would have marked Castiglione’s 10-year high school reunion.

Each day, a new video chronicling this year’s Senior Survivors’ journey will be posted at http://goo.gl/4q7HoH. The total amount raised for Stiggy’s Dogs will be announced during a pep assembly on Friday, April 29. 

Since beginning in 2008, Senior Survivor has raised more than $128,000 for various charities. In 2008, students raised $5,000 for the Mackenzie Watts Scholarship Fund. In 2009, they raised $8,535 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In 2010, $7,488 was raised for the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. In 2011, students raised $5,759 for The Connection Youth Services. In 2012, $13,375 was raised for ARC of Livingston. In 2013, $20,229 was split between the Zac Cain Foundation and the National Alliance on Mental Illness and in 2014 $27,000 was raised for The Rainbow Connection and in 2015 $41, 215 was raised for the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan.

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