The Maple Grove Senior High fundraising showcase next week strikes a personal chord for student Allie Rudin.
She has a neuromuscular disease and went to camp run by the Muscular Dystrophy Association recently. It’s about $800 to send one kid to camp; if the fundraiser could raise money for some kids to go to camp, “that would be worth it,” she said.
"This would be a great way, I thought, to give back," she said
So she and Connor Scheidler, both seniors at Maple Grove Senior High and in the National Honor Society, have teamed together to chair a fundraising show to engage the community and help a cause.
Students are pitching in to perform in the showcase, and the acts run the gamut, Rudin said — including African stepping dance, a father-son duo and country solos.
It’s the first year four grades are in Maple Grove Senior High, Rudin said, and the pair thought it was a chance to bring the school together.
The show required a sign-up and audition process, and students needed to come up with their own numbers, Scheidler said. It's almost entirely a student project, he said.
“We told them, ‘This is about you guys; it's not about us,’” he said.
The pair initiated the show and done most of the work, with help from a few adults at school.
The show has a suggested donation, and the evening includes a raffle. The performance is Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
Flyer courtesy of Allie Rudin and Connor Scheidler.