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Mini-THON Members Attend Leadership Summit in Hershey

Mini-THON Members Attend Leadership Summit in Hershey

Recently, present and past leaders of Warwick’s UNITE for MiniTHON club attended the Four Diamonds Leadership Summit at Hershey Lodge.

The annual Four Diamonds Mini-THON summit provides an opportunity for students and advisors to network and exchange ideas with other Mini-THON schools. Attendees also receive training from a variety of qualified professionals, while hearing directly from Four Diamonds families they are supporting. The summit included leadership sessions and awards, as well as announcing the total amount of money raised by all the Mini-THON participants in the area, which topped a whopping $7 million.

Warwick’s UNITE for Mini-THON leadership team was chosen specifically to present to other students about fundraising and public relations efforts. Graduates Morgan Berk, Trinity McFarlane, Kendall Rothfus, and Hannah Werkheiser presented to student groups. Junior Mary Kate Oldham and seniors Makenna Nicarry and L-Jay Rivera also presented. Additionally, L-Jay and Makenna have been chosen for the Four Diamonds Advisory Council for the 2018-19 school year.

New Warwick leadership members attended the summit in order to garner new ideas to lead the club for the 2018-19 school year.  Kirsten Esbenshade, Michelle Gibble, Emma Leister, Jenna Pypiak, Lucy Shettel, Ava Vulopas, and Hannah Zartman were also in attendance.  

UNITE for Mini-THON is advised by Carolyn Hoy, Tish Jones, Julie Mowrer, and Lauren Sangrey.  Hoy and Mowrer accompanied the students to the leadership summit. 

Warwick High School has sponsored Mini-THON since 2011 when it began as a student project in a seminar class. This past spring, high school students raised more than $61,000 during their year-long effort finishing up with the 12-hour dance party in April. Learn more about Warwick’s Mini-THON efforts.


The Four Diamonds helps families suffering from pediatric cancer by financially and psychologically supporting their fight, including families in the Warwick School District. More information about the Four Diamonds.