Following FLC, on Monday afternoon at about 3:45, seven Hancock students were bussed home in a school van when they were struck by a semi near Danvers, Minnesota. The seven students and the driver were all injured. One student walked away from the accident and was able to call 911. The driver and three other students were released within the next week. They suffered multiple injured associated with being thrown from the van, but have been released to recover at home.
The accident was devastating to the small community of Hancock. The entire K-12 population has 350 students with only 82 in the high school. Our BPA chapter decided to throw together a quick fundraiser, and did a One Minute Change Challenge at our pep fest that was sending the boy’s basketball team off to sections. We expected only a few hundred dollars. After the pep fest, we had about eight ice cream pails of coins and guessed we had about $400 or $500. When the bank called me and told us that we had raised $2076.62, we were ecstatic. It was more than we could have possibly dreamed. The money will go directly to the families of the children. It is a proud day to be a Hancock Owl.
I am very proud of my BPA kids for throwing this together in such a short amount of time.