POPLARVILLE - In 2004, the Leadership Honors Forum (LHF) class at Pearl River Community College began to use the semester''s end to put theory into practice. After 14 weeks of learning about leadership, students of the LHF use the last two weeksof class to imagine, design, create, and implement a service project or fund raiser to benefit a cause or a part of the community of the class''s choice. Over the past eight years, the students have raised, in aggregate, nearly $10,000 for organizations such as Brothers'' Keepers Ministries, St. Jude''s Children''s Hospital, and the American Diabetes Association, as well as for individuals needing assistance offsetting medical costs. This year, the 2011 class of the LHF conceived and implemented a bake_sale, crawfishraffle, and catfish fry in conjunction with Cuevas Fish House and Coca_Cola. The students chose to donate their proceeds of $2323.76 to Mrs. Sabina Brown, who isfighting breast cancer.
Submitted by braswell on May 24, 2011 - 3:34pm