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MG LOGOIt's almost time for our second annual Maroon & Gray Society Banquet, held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at The Nittany Lion Inn. Cocktails will begin at 6:00 p.m., with dinner following at 7:00 p.m.. Enjoy an evening out with friends, family and colleagues while we contribute toward making a difference in our students' future.

This year's event benefits the Mental Health Matters Fund, a new fund established by the education foundation to support programs and initiatives at all grade levels that benefit student mental health and well-being.

Alex Raup, assistant principal at Mount Nittany Middle School, sees first hand how the issue of mental health affects students. “Over the course of my time in education, I have seen a significant increase in the amount of support needed to help address the mental health of students, and especially middle school students. Kids are more connected than ever to social media, but are becoming more disconnected to others. Providing opportunities for them to share and learn in a safe space is invaluable for their safety and personal development.”

According to Raup, additional funding will help Mount Nittany Middle School champion parents as they support their own students.

The fund will support an array of initiatives identified by the district mental health team in the area of student mental health and well-being. The initiatives could range from providing growing awareness about mental health to providing support directly to students who require professional mental health services that often aren’t fully covered by insurance, and can be financially out of reach for a family. The Mental Health Matters Fund will remain permanently open as a restricted fund of the foundation.

You can help us jump start this crucial fund by purchasing individual tickets for $80. Sponsorship opportunities are also available, and every level comes with tickets and opportunities to promote your business or congratulate your favorite honoree, alum or student! Check out the sponsorship levels and contact SCASD Education Foundation Executive Director Paul Olivett at [email protected] or (814) 883-8067 to choose the level that works for you. Sponsorships may also be purchased online here.

This year's event will benefit the Mental Health Matters Fund, a new, permanent fund established by the education foundation to support programs and initiatives at all grade levels that benefit student mental health and well-being.

 

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Congratulations to this year’s Maroon & Gray Society Inductees:

Kerry Benninghoff, Class of ’79, State Representative

Ellen Campbell, Class of ‘70

Chris Dodds, Class of ‘77

Jackson Horner (posthumous), Track and Field Coach

John Kovalchik, Retired Teacher, Music

Teresa Lindner, Retired Teacher, Special Education

2003 Boys Basketball State Champions