Elizabeth Pich, the 2018 Beech Grove High School salutatorian used some of her time at graduation to solicit help for the Flint Michigan community.

“After the final count… In the miracle minute during my graduation speech, we were able to raise $1,776.44 for Flint, Michigan!!! I’m amazed at the good our community was able to do in just 60 seconds. I want to thank Mrs. Walters for allowing me to do the miracle minute, Mrs. Mandy Benson Cooley, for allowing me to use the NHS members to collect the money, but most importantly, I want to thank every single person who donated. It was my idea, but it was the audience and Beech Grove community that made it happen. If you want to know exactly where the money is going, it’s going to the United Way of Genesee County Flint Water fund and they use their funds to buy and distribute bottled water to Flint residents! Here’s to making the small impact we can on those who need it and giving a voice to those whose stories deserve to be told”

IUSA joins Beech Grove City Schools in saying thank you to Elizabeth for demonstrating how we all can make a difference for others!

This post was created thanks to a collaboration with Melody Stevens, Beech Grove City Schools, Director of Communications.

Indiana’s urban schools offer Hoosier students a rich array of programs, services, and opportunities. IUSA appreciates the opportunity to share the stories that demonstrate what the schools have to offer and the many successes their students, faculty and staff achieve.

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