Can I just tell you how I tired I am of all the millennial hate out there?
People are beyond harsh to the younger generations, and this article on Heritage High School just goes to show that all that bias is a total crock.
Younger folks? They’re awesome.
This past spring, Heritage had a major fundraising push called the Mr. Eagle competition. It’s their eighth time doing this annual event, where which senior guys get up on stage and have themselves a little pageant for family, staff, and friends.
After a night of dancing, modeling, and what was most likely a kickin’ Q&A, one boy—Reese Leiker—was officially crowned Mr. Eagle 2016.
These dudes don’t just have stage presence, though—they’ve got heart.
Leading up to Mr. Eagle is MAD week—7 days of fundraising for a charity of student-inspired choice. 2016’s main recipient was the Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association (a.k.a. debra).
debra is an amazing, amazing non-profit. It’s the only one the United States is giving all-inclusive epidermolysis bullosa support. This means they raise funds, provide free programming, and have other services for the 25,000 people facing this rare disorder.
Affecting 1 in 20,000 births, this connective tissue disorder has one particularly prominent symptom: fragile, blistering skin. It’s painful, sometimes lethal, and requires constant care for these “butterfly children.”
So seriously, like I said, debra is a much-needed resource, and thanks to Heritage High’s students, it’s getting some much-needed backing of its own.
AND if that wasn’t heartwarming enough, MAD week and Mr. Eagle’s other fundraising recipient was the Freedom Service Dogs of America.
Yeah, that’s right; these kids are also supporting service pups.
So, anytime you have the urge to throw some shade at the youth of America for their hip-hop and their Pokemon, remember Heritage High.