Wyomissing Area Comes Together for a Cause

Wyomissing Area Comes Together for a Cause
Posted on 04/16/2018
For the sixth year, Wyomissing Area Junior Senior High School hosted its Mini-THON in March. Based on the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, more commonly known as THON, the Wyomissing Area Mini-THON has raised more than $200,000 since it began for Four Diamonds Fund, which fights against pediatric cancer.

Led by senior Lucy Curran and juniors Fanny Ortiz, Mia Huber, and August Smychynsky, the Mini-THON Club worked actively all school year with the PTA and other community groups to raise money. Their efforts all led up to the 12-hour overnight Mini-THON event. 

This year’s superhero-themed Mini-THON kicked off at 7 pm with a carnival that was open to the public, with games run by school clubs. At 9 pm the public left and the 355 senior high school students who had raised money spent the night dancing into the wee hours.

Math teacher Ms. Hilary Haubrich, the event’s advisor, and Mrs. Jennifer Mangold, Supervisor of Assessments and Instructional Interventions could not have been happier.

“2018 Mini-THON this year was a superhero spectacular,” Mrs. Mangold commented. “After rescheduling the event due to a windstorm, Mini-THON didn’t miss a beat! With a record number of student participants, Mini-THON raised almost $50,000.  I am always so amazed by our wonderful students and their willingness to give back to their community.  It’s a proud day to be a Spartan!”