Jaimie McKinnon, vice president, Summa Health Behavioral Health Institute (center) accepts a donation of $750 from Lake High School students (from left) Grace Gainey, Anika Lisovets, Hannah Tamminan and Chelsea Yoder. Maddie Mitchell (not pictured) also contributed.
Five students from Lake High School in Uniontown recently presented the Summa Health Addiction Medicine Intensive Outpatient Program with a $750 donation.
Grace Gainey, Anika Lisovets, Hannah Tamminan, Chelsea Yoder and Maddie Mitchell developed a slogan, “Blue Streaks Choose to be Drug-Free,” as part of a class project on drug awareness. The students designed and sold T-shirts and conducted raffles to raise funds and promote awareness of the drug/opiate problem with their peers.
The students met with Renee Fierro, director, Summa Health Outpatient Behavioral Health Services; Jaimie McKinnon, vice president, Summa Health Behavioral Health Institute; and other staff to learn more about the outpatient program and the importance of bringing drug awareness to Lake.
“It’s inspiring to see such compassion and motivation to improve the lives of others as displayed by these students,” McKinnon said. “We are thankful for their efforts to raise drug awareness as well as the donation.”