Bronwyn Beightol, Manatee Area President, recently addressed the School Board of Manatee County regarding United Way Student Day, now in its second year. The United Way Student Day is an opportunity to join together and fight for the education and financial stability of every person in every community we serve. Altogether, 49 schools participated in the United Way Student Day and raised $20,495 to invest in our community through United Way Suncoast. Additionally, we are so grateful for the generous teachers and staff who contributed $50,857 of their own personal donations through the School District’s United Way campaign.
United Way Student Day has quickly become a favorite among students. Not only because staff and students participate in festive activities like pizza and ice cream socials, school dances, or special dress days, but because it is a day to focus on everyone’s ability to care for and invest in our community.
It was also an honor to recognize Principal Sharon Scarbrough and her amazing staff and students at Braden River High School for winning the United Way Student Day “High Achiever” Award for raising $1408.02, and Minetha Brown, Administrative Discipline Dean of Southeast High School and her incredible staff and students for winning the most New & Increased Employee Donations this year. Southeast High School was also the second top Student Day school, just on the heels of Braden River High with $1,050.
Bronwyn Beightol only had words of gratitude. “It was our pleasure to share our tremendous gratitude with you and your teams and publicly recognize all you do for our community by shaping our future leaders and helping to instill an early love of philanthropy.”