Mayor Patrice Douglas and the city council plan to honor Edmond’s three high schools for raising $919,739.88 for local charities.
Student leaders will be recognized at the city council meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the city council chambers, 20 S Littler Ave.
This year, each high school took on separate events and organized a fundraiser for charities.
Edmond Memorial High School organized SWINE Week and raised $527,704.88 for the Jimmy Everest Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in Children.
Edmond North High School held BALTO (Bring a Light to Others) Week and rasied $232,000 for Victory Junction Camp, a camp for special needs children in North Carolina.
Edmond Santa Fe High School put on Double Wolf Dare Week which raised $160,035 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oklahoma. The organization grants wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
“It is an honor to be mayor in such a city where our young citizens take such pride in civic involvement that ultimately changes lives,” Douglas said. “As city leaders, this type of passion reassures us that our next generation will continue making Edmond a great place to grow.”
Altogether, the students of these high schools together raised more than $900,000 for the charities.
Council members will honor over 50 students from the three different schools.