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MNE student presentations net charitable donation

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 11:15am

Students in the COM110- Oral Communications class at Mercyhurst North East put their presentation and persuasive skills to the test by trying to convince a panel of judges why their charity was the most worthy. The best presentation earned $100 from the MNE Student Government Association to donate to that charity. Students worked with representatives from local organizations to learn about the need each serves, resources provided, funding, outcomes, etc. Members of those charities also were in the audience to watch the presentation.

Charities included: the ANNA Shelter (student presenter Nia Phillips), Community Blood Bank (student presenter Caitlin Newcomer), Linked By Pink (student presenter Haley Justice), Make-A-Wish (student presenter Alissa Johnson), North East Adopt-a-Student (student presenter Heather Woodring), Orphan Angels Cat Sanctuary (student presenter Jacob Harsany), Safenet (student presenter Sharanda Hubbart) and the Urban Erie Community Development Corp. Summer Academy for Multilingual Students (student presenter Shamso Nur).

The $100 donation, and top presentation prize, went to the Community Blood Bank.

PHOTO: MNE student and North East resident Heather Woodring (at left) recently worked with Sue Travis, a volunteer with the North East Adopt-a-Student project, to develop a presentation about the organization and how it benefits families in the community.