The Voice of the Bellwood-Antis Student Body

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The Voice of the Bellwood-Antis Student Body

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The Voice of the Bellwood-Antis Student Body

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Thad Dick wins Mr. Mini-Thon

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Kate Wallace
Thad Dick is crowned Mr. Mini-Thon.

The race for Mr. Mini-Thon came to a close on the night of January 13 at the Winter Lights dance, with senior Thad Dick taking the crown. Thad claimed the top spot by raising a total of $3,125 in donations that benefit Mini-Thon.

Boys from grades nine through twelve could sign up to be a candidate, and they attempted to raise the most money through Donor Drive, a fundraising platform that keeps track of donations that each student acquires.

Senior Thad Dick smiles after being crowned Mr. Mini-Thon.

The dollars raised by the B-A students and community will support clinical research that treats and diagnoses childhood cancer.

Thad raised his money in approximately one month, and strategized by asking family, businesses, and friends to help him support the cause.

“It was just an honor and a blessing that I had the privilege to fight for this cause along with my running mates,” said Thad.

The original donation goal for Mini-Thon started at $5,000, but the B-A students and community members blew that out of the water by collecting $11,209 in digital and cash donations, along with winter dance admissions.

Although Thad raised the highest amount, senior Kole Dickinson was close behind and took second place, since he accrued $2,789. The other candidates were juniors: Jacob Caracciolo and Holden Schreier; sophomores: Martin Fatzinger and Luke Gurekovich; and freshmen: Alex McCartney and Eric Johnson.

Thad thought it was “very rewarding” to know that the donations combined to be well over the original goal.

Mini-Thon advisor, Mr. Shawn Hallahan, is proud of the involvement of the students and hard work of the candidates.

“We really appreciate Thad’s tremendous effort and dedication to raising money for the Bellwood-Antis Mini-Thon. It was a job well done by all the guys,” Mr. Hallahan quoted.

To donate to B-A’s Mini-Thon event, visit the website with this link.

You can look at photos from the dance here.

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Olivia Hess
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Olivia Hess Grade 12 Years in BluePrint: 2 What I hope to do this year: I hope we can make it back to the Keystone Awards! Outside activities: Basketball, FCA, Renaissance, Key Club, NHS Why I took BluePrint: I had so many cool opportunities last year, and I like being able to shine the spotlight on the people in our school.
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Kate Wallace, Staff Writer
Kate Wallace Grade 12 Years in Blueprint: 2 What do you hope to do this year: I hope to apply to Penn State and keep my grades up in school. Outside activities: Hiking and baking for my family. Why did you take Blueprint: I have always had a passion for writing, and I want to be involved with my school.  

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