MHS Charity Program Pageant to return February 5

A Marshfield High School tradition will return February 5 when the MHS Charity Program hosts is annual pageant.

The pageant is unique in that both male and female students involved in the MHS Charity Program participate, with the real winners being the programs selected to benefit from any money raised.

The MHS Charity Program is a student-led program that raises money all year long to donate to worthy causes at Marshfield High School. For the 2022-23 school year, the charity program is donating its funds to the ARK Project. The ARK Project works to ensure homeless students have access to the same educational opportunities as other students, while also providing resources such as food, clothing and the ability to shower to the students.

For the current school year, there are more than 200 students within Coos Bay School District that qualify as houseless, and more than 300 students within Coos Bay and North Bend, all who are eligible for services from the ARK Project.

Throughout the school year, students involved in the Charity Program raise money through school fundraisers to be shared with the less fortunate. The top fundraisers are invited to participate in the Charity Program Pageant.

Both young men and young women from Marshfield High School will take to the stage February 5 in the good-natured event that shines the light on the work being done by Marshfield students to help the less fortunate.

Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the door.