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Kenmore East Donates $3,000 to Kids Escaping Drugs

Kenmore East presents check to Kids Escaping Drugs

Kenmore East High School presents a $3,000 donation to Kids Escaping Drugs. Back row, Kenmore East teachers Robert O'Connor, left, and Nathan Bourke. Front row, from left, Suzanne D'Amico from Kids Escaping Drugs and students Bailee Hauck, Jordyn Parks, Mursal Mohammad Akbar, Emily Schofield and Joanna Fiorella.

Kenmore East High School raised an impressive $3,000 for Kids Escaping Drugs through this year’s Join the Winners effort, which culminated in a major school-wide celebration that brought together hundreds of students in Grades 8-12 for a fun-filled night of friendly class competitions and activities.

Join the Winners is a school-wide initiative to help children and teenagers struggling with addiction. It’s a homegrown Kenmore East initiative spearheaded by science teacher Robert O’Connor that has supported the Kids Escaping Drugs telethon to benefit the Western New York Renaissance Campus since 1994. The campaign culminates each year in Join the Winners Night, a fun-filled evening of activities and class competitions in the Kenmore East gymnasium, which was coordinated by O'Connor, Kenmore East teacher Nathan Bourke, and a dedicated group of student leaders.

Kenmore East Join the Winners leaders

From left, Kenmore East students Samantha Kelly, Bailee Hauck, Jordyn Parks, Mursal Mohammad Akbar, Emily Schofield and Joanna Fiorella.