Fundraising initiatives by students at Summerland Secondary School raised close to $2,000 to help a graduate with medical expenses.
Students in the Civics 11 class held a Get Active Marathon in the fall to raise money to help pay for Kaitlyn Duck’s medical costs.
In the summer, Duck had a bad blood infection and then fluid on her brain.
She has undergone surgery and needed medical treatments afterward.
The seven-hour activity day fundraiser was held on Nov. 28.
Activities during the day included big-ball volleyball, dodge ball, kick ball, yoga, capture the flag and zumba dancing.
Food during the event was donated by Yaki’s Pizza and Prima Pizza.
Chanpreet Hungal, one of the students in Civics 11, said the fundraiser brought in $1,795.40.
In addition, some students organized a bake sale, which brought in another $72.71.
Teacher Dave Stathers said a similar fundraiser last year brought in around $1,100.
Stathers said the generosity this year was impressive.
“I think it was because it was a local community concern. It was something students can identify with.”
Duck is a recent graduate of Summerland Secondary School and is well known among the students at the school.