HARWICH ─ Monomoy students came through in a big way for the local Dollars for Scholars program on Friday, netting nearly $2,000 by shooting some hoops as part of a special Hoop-A-Thon.
The event drew a healthy representation of Monomoy Regional High School students to the gym after school on Friday, where participants had five minutes to sink as many free throws as possible. Successful shots earned money in the form of pledges to benefit the Monomoy Dollars for Scholars program.
Jamie Routhier was the afternoon's top shooter, sinking 76 free throws in the allotted five minutes, with Christine Friedel winning for the girls with 64 successfully sunk. Each won a gift card, and will also be presented with a $250 scholarship upon graduation, while the student that raised the most money toward the program – Nathan Amaker – also received a gift card and graduation scholarship. Raising the most money as a class was the class of 2017, which received a donation of $500 to their class fund.
Dollars for Scholars is a part of the Scholarship America program, and was locally established in 1966. Since then the organization has given more than $100,000 in scholarships annually to students, based on merit and need, understanding that “not every student will be an academic star and not every academic star is in need.”
For more information or to make a donation, visit chatham.dollarsforscholars.org.