• May 28, 2024

    Junior raises $10,000 for charity

    Mia ManaloAn Upper St. Clair High School junior raised $10,006 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Mia Manalo and her team, Team Hope Heals, took part in the organization’s 2024 Student Visionaries of the Year program.

    Student Visionaries of the Year is a seven-week fundraising challenge where high school student leaders raise money and awareness for the fight against blood cancers. This year’s campaign kicked off on Feb. 2, 2024, and culminated at the Grand Finale Gala, on March 22, 2024.

    “This year, 16 high school candidate teams came together to raise over $802,000 towards our mission. This is truly an elite group of students,” Erica Gribbin, campaign development manager, said. “We count ourselves lucky to have had Mia as a part of this campaign to represent Upper St. Clair.”

    The funds raised benefit the LLS mission – to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

    Mia is a member of the National Honor Society, Spark Students into STEM and Stand Together. In addition, she is a member of the cheerleading and track teams.