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Friends of Rachel receives grant from WJAC

Courtesy of Tanya Lucas
One smile can make a difference. Four Friends of Rachel members pose for a photo with a sponsor from Blaise Alexander. (Left to Right – senior William Wertz, senior Zach Rose, junior Lucie Jones and senior Bella Getty)

On Wed., Nov. 8, the Friends of Rachel Club, FOR, received a $2500 grant from WJAC. 

The club plans to use the grant money to further Rachel’s Closet and provide for the club itself. 

We are going to use the money to purchase clothes baskets, laundry detergent, personal hygiene items and some store-operational items such as hangers and tags.  We can also use it to support our Friends of Rachel club- markers, sidewalk chalk and materials to make cards for the elderly,” Friends of Rachel member senior Bella Getty said. 

The club hopes with this money, they will be able to continue to spread kindness to the community and beyond. 

“We hope that our club being on the news will bring this wonderful program to other schools, so we can keep growing that chain of kindness beyond,” Getty said. 


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Madison Aboud, Associate Editor
My name is Madison Aboud and I am a sophomore at AAHS. This is my second year on Mountain Echo staff and my first year as an Associate Editor. In Jr. high, I was a reporter on the AAJHS Livewire. In my free time, you can find me reading or singing along to my favorite show-tunes. I’ve always had a passion for writing. My ultimate goal after high school is to become a professional journalist. Outside of Mountain Echo, I am in band, chorus, vocal ensemble, student council and Friends of Rachel. I strive to make sure students of AAHS are finding out everything they need to know within a timely manner. I can’t wait for another great year! 

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