The Lawton High School Ignition Program went above and beyond for their community this year. Through team work and determination, these students were able to raise a significant amount of money for several local charities in the Lawton Ft/Sill Community. The Hungry Hearts Feeding Ministry, The C. Carter Crane Shelter for the Homeless and the Special Olympics will all benefit immensely from the boundless efforts of these students.

One would think that it takes a great deal of enticement to convince students to step outside of their world of self-interest; so when they do it on such an amazing level, we as a community need to give praise & recognition where it is due. It should also be noted what an incredible feat it is when students manage to convince their teachers to support their fundraising endeavors in uncommon and creative ways as well. I'm sure it took a lot for these adults to throw on a jersey, some kicks (sneakers), and get active with a bunch of kids by running up and down a basketball court in the name of charity. Albeit for a great cause, I'm almost positive the Ben Gay was in full effect the day after the game!

To say that the LHS Ignition Program worked really hard in preparation for this event would be an understatement.

Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program gives students opportunities to learn outside the classroom while working to meet a community need through project management, decision-making and teamwork.

From the organizing, to the volunteering, the marketing campaigns and the fundraising; from beginning to end, the efforts of these students were admirable.

One of the objectives of the Lawton High School Ignition Program was to enter the 2018 Lead2Feed Challenge. According to the website: The Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program is "the nation’s leading and fastest growing free leadership program." It gives students the opportunity to learn outside the classroom; and work to meet a community need through tasks and objectives that involve project management, decision-making and teamwork.

In total, the Lawton High School Ignition Program raised $2600 at the Charity Basketball Game and another $1800 at the Stomp Out Hunger Carnival they held; for a grand total of $4,275! Each of the charities: The Hungry Hearts Feeding Ministry, The C. Carter Crane Shelter for the Homeless and The Special Olympics will each receive $1,425. The Lawton High School Ignition Program plans to present this money to each organization some time during the month of April.

Excellent job guys! Your school, your families and the entire Lawton/Ft. Sill community are extremely proud of the work you did.

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