CLEVELAND, OH – Benedictine High School’s student body has taken the initiative to go flowerless for Homecoming on Saturday, October 8, 2011.  In lieu of purchasing corsages for their dates, they will be making their financial contributions to The Cleveland Food Bank.

The story behind this new style of corsages started with senior David Boothe.

David, Student Council President, suggested this idea to the administration and student body.  This was his sincere request because when he was a freshman, student council did this for him and his family.  When David was a freshman, his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and the family had a long battle until recovery.  David, was so moved by his fellow schoolmates, that it became very important for him to return this act of kindness.

Now a senior, David, along with the entire student body, wish to return the act of kindness to The Cleveland Food Bank with a generous donation from the sale of a blue and white beaded bracelet in replacement of the traditional homecoming corsage.

Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News

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