BY JACOB CHRISTIAN- The much anticipated IHS Mini-THON runs from 6:00 pm and ends at midnight, and within that duration, the participants stay standing the entire time, representing the relentlessness hardships of cancer for the children who have to deal with it.
Students will have the opportunity to participate in fun games and activities, and eat lots of good food. While the event is taking place on March 29, even now, enthusiastic IHS students are signing up and getting ready to get involved in something bigger than themselves.
Loughlin Pagnucci, a freshman, has never been to THON before, but is excited to be participating in the event this March. “I’ve heard a lot of good things about it and it’s a good cause.” He says that he really likes the idea of “everyone in the school getting together for a fun time.”
Junior Brady Kodman is also looking forward to THON this year. “THON is a great event where we raise money for all the kids, also it is a great experience.” He said his favorite part is “everybody being there as a group, it’s just a fun time.”
Senior Nick Skalican is very enthusiastic about participating this year. “I’m very excited for THON. This is my second year. So much has gone into it so far – we had a golf tournament where we raised $7000. It’s a really good cause…” Skalican adds that his favorite part about the event is, “definitely getting to see all the different groups of people come together and have one end product. Also, obviously donating all that money at the end is a really good feeling.”
THON is a wonderful event where the student body comes together and has a good time for a good cause. While early sign ups are closed , tickets will still be available up until the day of. It’s not too late to get involved in this wonderful event, just stop by Ms. Duffy’s room 100 fr more information on how to sign up.
[Photo courtesy of IHS Leadership]
Photo Caption: Seniors Isabelle McCabe and Mikail Bajwa prepare for THON.
Jacob is a senior and a first year reporter for the High Arrow. He joined journalism to use as a creative outlet and as a way to challenge himself and improve his writing.