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Ninth grader named Student of the Year for organizing state's top Leukemia charity event
Ninth grader named Student of the Year for organizing state's top Leukemia charity event
Posted on 03/29/2019
Madyson Howard with award

A Henry Ford II High School student has been named “Student of the Year” for leading a team that raised nearly $30,000 for Leukemia research and treatment.

Ninth-grader Madyson Howard earned the “Student of the Year” title from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for organizing the State of Michigan’s top fundraiser project.

Howard and her team – “The Dreamers” – raised $27,804 over a seven-week period. Ninth-grader Emily Hudson, a member of the group, was awarded the Team Member of the Year by the society.

“It’s important to me to help people who may be suffering,” Howard said. “I’m grateful I had this opportunity to help.”

Howard said the money was raised through events and fundraisers. Some of the fundraisers included an EMAGINE movie theatre night and bake sales.