YAN Presents Check to Local Red Cross

The money was raised at the 2018 YAN Halloween Event


Sara Shock

Olivia Watson, Maddy Sollener, Crystal Smith of the American Red Cross, Hannah Gampe, Ally Jones and Ebonee Rice at the check presentation.

The Youth Action Network (YAN) club took another step forward in serving the community by presenting a check for $420 from the 2018 YAN Halloween event to the American Red Cross on Monday.

YAN raised $840 at the event, which was split between the local Red Cross and the Panzi Foundation in support of the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

“Without the support from those in our local communities, we would not be able to [fulfill our mission],” said Ken Geary, Executive of the PA Mountain Chapter of the American Red Cross of Greater PA. “Thank you to Cummins McNitt and students from Tyrone Area School District for funds raised to support Red Cross in our local area. On behalf of all those you will help during a time of emergency, thank you.”

The fifth annual Golden Eagle YAN Halloween event was a big success, tallying 650 visitors and $840 in donations.

“One of the key missions of YAN is to help our neighbors and make the world a better place. What better way to do this than helping our neighbors who have been battered by storms and hurricanes. It’s important to help with those, close and afar,” said social studies teacher and YAN adviser Cummins McNitt.

Over 100 student volunteers from 18 Tyrone High School student clubs, teams and other school organizations participated to make the event possible.

The organizations involved included the Youth Action Network, Golden Revolution, Eagle Eye News, HOSA, POPS/Choir, Marching Band, Renaissance, HOSA, Language Club, Nutrition Group, Main Office Staff, District Administrative Staff, Football Team, Cheerleaders, HS Soccer Team, MS Soccer Team, National Honor Society, Student Council and the Science Department.

Without the student volunteers, the YAN Halloween event could not have been such a success in helping two worthy causes.

“The Halloween event promotes involvement in throughout the community. It also gets teenagers involved instead of just staying at home,” said sophomore Lucia Isenburg.