Mt. Vernon Middle School was recently named an "Honor Council" for the 11th straight year by the Indiana Association of Student Councils. One demonstration of successful leadership was raising $1,952 for Riley Hospital through organizing Riley Days. Stacy Griner and Kittie Masters are the teachers who sponsor the student council.
Riley Days encompassed fun daily activities for the students to motivate donating money to Riley Hospital. Some of these activities included: PJ Day, Beach Day, Duct Tape Day, Jersey Day & Wear Red for Riley Day. Staff participated in these activities as well.
Students had an enticing carrot dangled in front of them to raise $3,000. The administrators would have gone to "jail" if $3,000 was raised. (Similar to the March of Dimes "Jail and Bail" fundraiser where administrators are behind bars and cannot get out until a period of time.) Although the middle school did not reach that goal, the $1,952 will be put to good use at Riley!