After several days of Homecoming challenges that brought the classes together, Plymouth Whitemarsh High School students finished Spirit Week by giving back to the community through the PW Mini-THON.
The PW Mini-THON is part of Penn State's THON event that raises money to help fight pediatric cancer through the Four Diamonds Foundation and Penn State Health Children's Hospital.
"This is PW's fourth annual Mini-THON. This year it looks a little different with the pandemic. It's only seven hours instead of 12," said PW Senior Vicky O'Malley who oversaw the coordination of the event with club sponsors Mr. Rafferty and Mrs. Comfort. "I've done this all four years, so I'm so excited that it got to happen this year."
Originally planned for the stadium, the "no-sitting" event took place on Friday, May 7, in the West Gym at PW. The students danced, played video games, took part in challenges like who could hula hoop the longest, and simply enjoyed being together socially.
"It just feels amazing. We know what we're doing is for an incredible cause and for incredible people," added Vicky. "I'm just surrounded by people who really support what we're doing, and it's just really incredible to be a part of this."
The 2021 PW Mini-THON brought in more than $15,383 for the cause.