Mosley seniors donate money to Rutherford's "Adopt a Senior" program

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - It's been more than a year since Hurricane Michael devastated our area, but that didn't stop Mosley High School seniors from raising money for those still in need in our community.

Mosley is donating almost $1,700 to Rutherfords "Adopt a Senior" program. (WJHG/WECP)

Jacob Pickle, the President of the Student Government Association at Mosley High School, said, "Every year for homecoming we have two events, which is our powder puff football and our fantasia, which is the presentation of our homecoming court, and we use the money that we get as proceeds for entry for a charitable cause within our community."

Mosley recently announced the money raised from these events, almost $1,700, would go to Rutherford seniors. Mosley seniors say they chose Rutherford's "Adopt a Senior" program to donate the money to because they wanted Rutherford students to have the best senior year possible.

"It just really hit home with us and we wanted to help them out with all of their graduation process as much as we could."

Rutherford teacher Lin Byrd started the "Adopt a Senior" program, and she said she's happy to see the two high schools come together.

"It's really a nice surprise that the students at Mosley are willing to step up and try to help some of the kids at Rutherford. The kids in Callaway have really suffered and Callaway just doesn't have the resources that Lynn Haven has to come back as strong, so it's awesome that these kids are willing to help out my kids," said Byrd.

The donation will help buy the seniors their caps and gowns, and any leftover money will go towards things like prom tickets and the senior trip.

Mosley is presenting the check to Rutherford on Friday.

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