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DHS School Chest Moves Into High Gear

Annual Deerfield High School student led fundraising drive continues through Dec. 20.

Deerfield High School students prepare to greet and encourage runners Saturday as part of the annual School Chest fundraising drive.
Deerfield High School students prepare to greet and encourage runners Saturday as part of the annual School Chest fundraising drive.

Deerfield High School’s student led charity drive, School Chest, moves into high gear the next two weeks with events designed to draw both students and the community as a whole to benefit the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association.

Coming off a record setting 2012 where the students raised more than $135,000 to benefit Lungevity, they have put two major events behind them with several more coming this week and next.

Deerfield Idol, the high school’s version of the popular television show, American Idol, will take place t 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the main auditorium. Tickets at the door cost $7.

One thing new this year will be a yoga class for $7 at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Dance Studio.

Students who want to put their basketball skills to good use can take part in Hoops for Hope, a three on three tournament Saturday in the school gym. Freshmen and sophomores will compete from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. while juniors and seniors take the court between 1 and 3:30 p.m. The winner gets to take on a staff all star team.

For those who enjoy a game of Mah Jongg, there will be Mah Jongg night from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 18 for $20 per person. Registration is available on line.

Another annual event will be Mr. DHS, a pageant for senior boys at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 in the main auditorium. The participants will be judged on a group dance routine, an individual act and a question and answer session. Tickets are $5.

School Chest got off to a fast start with the 5K Race for Change Saturday and a benefit today featuring dinner, a silent auction and entertainment.

There will be a number of in school events geared specifically for students, according to Sam Bricker, one of the two event chairs along with Hannah Brockstein. More information is available on the School Chest Facebook page and online donations are welcome, according to Bricker. Click here.

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