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March 18 fundraiser
March 18 fundraiser
Flapjack Fundraiser for Finley (Photo) - 03/13/17

KENNEWICK, WA -- Enjoy a short stack for a tall cause with the River View High School FCCLA at their "Flapjack Fundraiser" next Saturday, March 18 from 8-10 AM at the Columbia Center Blvd. Applebee's(R). Finley FCCLA students are partnering with Applebee's(R) in a fundraiser that will have students doing a little bit of everything at the restaurant.

Beginning at 8 AM on March 18, FCCLA students from RVHS in Finley will seat guests, bus tables, and serve breakfast. Money earned from the fundraiser will be used to help fund FCCLA trips to regional, state, and national competitions.

Finley FCCLA member Carolina Morales states, "Not only will this great event help us gain money, but also experience in working in the food industry where we could use that to help us in our future. We hope the Finley community comes out and supports our FCCLA chapter, while enjoying a lovely breakfast, too!"

For more information, contact Jennifer Ward at jward@finleysd.org or 509.582.2158.

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Photograph taken by Nesha Wesson
Photograph taken by Nesha Wesson
A Small Town's International Impact: Finley Student's Post Goes Viral (Photo) - 03/06/17

KENNEWICK, WA -- Nesha Wesson is a small town girl with big dreams of changing lives. On Friday, March 3, this senior at rural River View High School in Finley did just that. Nesha posted a photograph and poem to her Facebook page that now has over 54,600 shares from around the world, and she is receiving messages of thanks from complete strangers.

Nesha's post was a result of the "Every 15 Minutes" program her high school presented on March 3. This emotional and impactful program is designed to raise awareness about alcohol-related deaths. During the culminating presentation of Every 15 Minutes, police officers reenact what happens when a teen dies in a car crash after drinking and driving. The photograph Nesha snapped is from that reenactment, while the origin of the accompanying poem is unknown. (See attached image of post.)

After posting the photo and poem to her Facebook page, Nesha quickly began receiving likes, comments, and messages from people around the U.S., and then around the globe. One message reads:

"I know you don't know me and I hope you read this but the E15M movement that your high school did made it all the way to some of my friends in Indianapolis Indiana. I just recently lost a really close friend to drunk driving so what you and your classmates did was absolutely amazing. Really puts into perspective on how much it impacts not only our lives as teens but what it does to the families of the person that was killed...Again thank you for sharing this!!"

Nesha is astonished and touched at the impact her social media post is making, saying that she hopes this is the "start of a movement."

For more information, contact Finley Public Information Officer, Molly Curtiss, at 509.947.7305 or mcurtiss@esd123.org.

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RVHS Every 15 Min
RVHS Every 15 Min
MEDIA ALERT - March 3rd "Every 15 Minutes" in Finley (Photo) - 03/02/17

FINLEY, WA -- The "Every 15 Minutes" program culminates with a presentation beginning at 9:30 AM on Friday, March 3 at River View High School in Finley. This presentation is a collaboration between the Benton County Sheriff's Office, Kennewick Police Department, Benton County Fire, Washington State Troopers and River View High School. "Every Fifteen Minutes" is designed to raise awareness about the statistic that, on average, somebody dies in an alcohol-related vehicle crash "every 53 minutes." (The statistic began at every 15 minutes; however, after many years of education, the number has increased to 53.)

Every 15 minutes is a two-day program designed to target high school juniors and seniors. Officers meet with the students and discuss topics related to drinking, driving and the responsibility of making mature decisions when lives are at stake. The program was created in 1990 by the Spokane Police Department. (See attached program for full details of each day's events.)

Parents of RVHS students, along with area media, are invited to the March 3 presentation at 9:30 AM in the RVHS gymnasium. For more information, contact RVHS Counselor, Rebekah Duty, at rduty@finleysd.org or 509.582.2158.

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