Student Leadership Team
Senior Heads- Rose West and Daniel Isajiw
Junior Heads: Malak Ibrahim, Arielle Oslon
Entertainment: Kendall Wood, Emily Burke
Business Fundraising: Carissa Yu
Hospitality: Kyra Keenan
Special Events: Anna Salamy
Family Relations: Joy Lu, Sarah Perch
Donor Relations: Vanessa Hutchinson
Morale: Komal Jha
Contact: Want to join Mini-THON? Contact
Laura Ebersole <firstname.lastname@example.org> to be added as a member of our Schoology page.
September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month
What is Upper Merion’s Mini-THON?
Upper Merion’s Mini-THON is an event modeled after
Penn State’s annual Dance Marathon (THON) that raises money for
The Four Diamonds Fund, an organization devoted to fighting pediatric cancer. Upper Merion's Mini-THON consists of five consecutive hours where students dance and participate in a variety of activities. At the end of the event the winning grade is announced and the total amount of money raised is revealed.
Upper Merion started its own Mini-THON program in 2013. This is our 10th year helping the Four Diamonds Fund fight pediatric cancer.
While the Upper Merion Mini-THON consists of grades competing against one another, our students take the event’s motto—For The Kids—to heart. One hour during the Mini-THON is dedicated to hearing stories from families and children who have been helped by the Four Diamonds Fund. The children’s presence at our Mini-THON helps participants understand the importance of the event. The leadership team meets on Wednesday mornings in the Library Classroom from 7:15am-7:35am. The event itself is held annually in the sporing.
One day, we will dance in celebration of beating cancer, but for now, we dance for the cure.