Students aid victims

Published 1:42 pm Saturday, January 22, 2005

By By ERIN VER BERKMOES / Niles Daily Star
So many people around the world have opened up their hearts to help the victims of the tsumani that ravaged Southeast Asia on Dec. 26. That sort kindness and wanting to help has spread right here to Southwest Michigan.
The student council at Brandywine High School headed up a competition between the staff and students at both the high school and middle schools to raise funds for the American Red Cross and tsumani victims.
They have been collecting the funds for the last two weeks and the competition ended on Friday. "We have raised about $350 so far," said Sodieralski.
Winners of the competition were the seventh grade, with the senior class close behind. Two students who went above and beyond were eighth grader Jesse Nichols who donated $30 and Scott Sadison who donated $20.
Members of the community who would like to give a helping hand to the tsunami victims, can still do so by taking donations to the Brandywine High School office or contacting Hoyt at (269) 683-4800.