St. Mary’s NHS Members Help to Make “Night to Shine” Event Possible
Earlier this month, St. Mary’s students took part in “Night to Shine,” an annual prom for guests with special needs sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.
The mission of the Tim Tebow Foundation is “to bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.”
On February 7, 721 churches from around the world came together to host “Night to Shine,” honoring approximately 115,000 guests through the support of about 215,000 volunteers. St. Christopher’s Church on Kent Island hosted “Night to Shine” for the third time this year, and fifty-eight St. Mary’s High School National Honor Society (NHS) junior class members, led by NHS Co-President Mia Haschert, contributed greatly to the event. St. Christopher’s hosted about 115 guests, and each guest was able to wear a corsage or boutonnière, get professional photographs taken, and receive a crown, a meal, and a parting gift.
Activities during the dance included limo rides, getting a portrait drawn by a caricaturist, taking pictures in a photo booth, singing karaoke and, of course, dancing. The NHS juniors played a vital role in fundraising to make everything listed above possible, raising over $7,000 in just three weeks. A special thanks goes out to the Roy family for making this event such a success. Students also contributed by donating snacks and water or attending the dance themselves. St. Mary’s students did an amazing job spreading God’s love through this special event.
St. Mary’s Parish, a Catholic congregation served by the Redemptorist Order, includes St. Mary’s Church and St. John Neumann Mission Church. St. Mary's Elementary and High School located in downtown Annapolis, Maryland, serve students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12. Anchored in faith, rooted in tradition, and committed to excellence, our programs build lifelong learners who are servant leaders.