Home | News | Contact Us | Subscribe | Advertise | Classifieds
Subscription Home The Times of Noblesville, IN | Noblesville, in
Renner Nixon


Subscription Login
LOGIN | SUBSCRIBE

Home

News
• Local News
• County News
• Hamilton North
• Sheridan
• Westfield
• Fishers
• Carmel
• State News
• School News
• Health News
• Entertainment
• Business News
• Engagement Announcement
• Wedding Announcements
• Anniversary Announcement
• Special section: Soil & Water Conservation District, Feb. 23, 2015
• Memorial Day service, Hamilton County War Memorial, Noblesville, May 25, 2015
• Meeting agendas
• Marriage Licenses
• Health & Awareness special section, Oct. 30, 2015
• Election Fall 2015 candidates
• Dean's list
• Club News
• Birth Announcement
• 2016 May Primary Election
• 2015 May primary election
• 2015 Hamilton County 4-H Fair
• 2014 General Election
Sports
Obituaries
Opinion Page
Columnists
E-Edition
Photo Galleries
Calendar
Traffic Cams
Community
Classifieds
Notices
Closings
Life
Extras
Webcasts
Links
The Times Video
Police Blotter
Faith
Puzzles
Marriage licenses
Newspapers In Education
2017 Readers' Choice


J. David McChesney
1up!
Expertise: Web Site Marketing
1up!




home : news : local news October 22, 2017


10/12/2017 8:10:00 AM
Annual Ryan White Aids Walk raises more than $2,200
The Times


ARCADIA - This year's Ryan White Aids Walk at Hamilton Heights High School raised more than $2,200 for the Ryan White Scholarship Fund.

Students and staff pay $1 to walk around the high school track during one class period in White's honor.

"Money raised from the walk continues to help preserve White's legacy 'Help me beat the odds and together let's educate and save the children of tomorrow,' while raising funds for the scholarship fund created in his memory in 1991," said Kim Kaiser, Hamilton Heights Business teacher. Kaiser has served as the treasurer of the fund since 2001. "To date, the Ryan White Scholarship Fund has awarded $55,200 in scholarships."

White became a poster child for HIV/AIDS in the United States after being expelled from his Kokomo, Indiana middle school in 1985 because of his infection.

A hemophiliac, White became infected with HIV from a contaminated blood treatment. He lost his battle to the disease in April 1990, one month prior to his high school graduation.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of his first day at Hamilton Heights High School.

Lori Hippensteel, High School Media Specialist and Student Government Advisor, said the high school Student Government Organization has been playing host to the Ryan White Fundraiser for more than 20 years.

She credits the success of this year's walk to a team effort between Jon Kirschner, Eric Fisher and the entire high school faculty, staff and student body.

"This event begins with excitement and involvement from the student body to work together to do our part to support this effort," said senior Lexi Branham, Student Government President.

Junior Sarah Mariotti said this walk and the money it raises says a lot about our school.

"I'm really proud of our school," she said.

"This walk, in part, is to remind us what his [Ryan White] life stood for and what he went through at this age," said freshmen Isaac Wilson and Austin Goodpasture. "Hamilton Heights treated him well and the opportunity to enjoy his high school experience despite his disease."

The Ryan White Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for deserving seniors who plan to pursue a degree in the fields of health, education and/or medicine.

Money for the Ryan White Scholarship Fund are generated through the annual AIDS walk fundraiser and private donations. Donations can be mailed to: the Ryan White Scholarship Fund. P.O. Box 379, Arcadia, IN 46030, Attn: Kim Kaiser.







Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to send us your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   



Advanced Search



ExtrasWebcasts
Home | News | Contact Us | Subscribe | Advertise | Classifieds

© 2017
The Times
a division of Sagamore News Media
920 S. Logan St, Suite 101 Noblesville, IN 46060
(317) 770-7777


Software © 1998-2017 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved