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Local Schools Leverage Team Work and Competition for Two Worthy Causes


April 17, 2019

The Chinook sixth grade MBI student leadership team organized a Coin War Drive in connection with the Chinook High School Student Council's effort to donate money to the Montana Make-A-Wish Foundation. The collaborative effort netted $1,995.58. Pictured above back row, from left to right: Mr. Martin, Dentin DePriest, Rilee Molyneaux, Jeni Mord, Addison Olsen, Brianna Boettcher, Hannah Schoen and Kourtney Hanson. Front row: Gracie Skoyen, Mekayla Brown, Brockton Elliot.

Since the summer of 1987, the Make-A-Wish Chapter in Montana has granted more than 575 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions living in the state's 56 counties. As the Foundation's motto suggests, "Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses."

The Chinook High School (CHS) Student Council took that motto to heart and planned a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Chinook Food Pantry. Keeping with the theme of togetherness and to make the effort more productive and profitable, they included Meadowlark Elementary. The tot...

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