Congratulations to our fifteen team finalists! Each team will each receive up to $100 to make their idea happen, and have through December 3 to document their progress in a two-minute video. Come back December 6-10 to vote on the video submissions. The team with the most votes will receive $2,500!

2014 Finalists

Backpack Buddies

Knowing how prevalent hunger is in our community, Medical Lake High School Leadership wants to provide food for each child over the weekend when they aren’t at school. While kids are playing at recess, they will discreetly place food in their backpacks to keep them full all seven days of the week!

Bonding with Beads

Inspired by Kylie Comer’s own personal experience at Shriner’s hospital, she and her team will entertain the young Shriner’s patients with a day of crafting beaded bracelets. Each child will keep their bracelets and fun memories!

Box of Sunshine

With Fairchild Air Force Base so close to home, Medical Lake High School students want to send a box of sunshine to troops overseas. Their plan: use $100 to send yellow treats, supplies, and pictures of family members to our air men and women serving overseas to give them the thanks and ray of sunshine they deserve.

Colville Interact Club

Whether it’s long or short, old or new, everyone has a story to tell. Colville Interact Club wants to record these stories, submit them to the national archive and public library, and let everyone listen to them. With $100, they will pass on the previous generation’s legacy as they would tell it.

Doodle Share

Students from Mead High School will team up with Olive Crest, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping abused and neglected children. Justin Dolezal and his team members will make washable teddy bears for children to doodle on and share their stories.

Ferris Fashion Club

Ferris Fashion Club will work with Quilts of Valor to buy materials and stitch quilts as an appreciation for our troops’ service, sacrifice, and valor.

Kranes for Kids

Using dollar bills to create origami cranes and selling them to make a profit, Preston Smith and his team will raise funds to purchase boots and other necessities for foster children staying at Sally’s House in Spokane.

LCHS Student Council Juniors

Juniors representing Lake City High School’s Student Council want to impact the lives of elementary school students by dressing as superheroes, reading to them, and painting their faces.

Little Piece of Home

Students from Medical Lake High School will put together care packages filled with tea, hard candy, blankets, and other goodies to give elderly people staying in nursing homes. They plan to personally deliver this “little piece of home” to the elderly and spend the day with them.

Making a Change One Blanket at a Time

In partnership with Hutton Settlement Children’s Home, students from Mead High School will provide foster children with hand-made tie blankets that feature a pattern or design fitting their interests or hobbies. These blankets will keep foster kids warm and remind them how much they matter to our community and the world.


Ferris High School students will provide immigrant students from over 20 different countries with personal care items they may not have, like deodorant, shampoo, and conditioner. Personal Care Kits will help immigrant students adjust to the American culture, as well as raise awareness at Ferris High School on the challenges of life as a refugee.

Senior Highs Hangin’ with Seniors

To bridge the generation gap between high school students and elderly people in retirement homes, Ferris High School will organize visits with seniors in assisted living communities. These visits will be filled with fun activities, conversation, and friendship.

Team 3 Wilbur

Rebecca Coffland and her teammates will start a Giving Tree program in the Wilbur community. Less fortunate children in the area will label an ornament with a Christmas gift they want, and “givers” can buy a gift and provide a child with a present to open on Christmas Eve.

West Valley High School FCCLA

Being a new student is stressful, so WVHS FCCLA will create “Welcome to West Valley High School” bags that include a map of the school, a list of clubs, as well as coffee stand coupons, and DECA store goodies. These welcome bags will help students feel welcome and comfortable at their new school.

West Valley High School FCCLA 2

This team wants to help students and staff struggling with a wide variety of issues. Their project, “Have You Had Your Bear Hug Today?” will provide anyone struggling with a teddy bear and encouraging note to remind them how much West Valley High School cares.

Thank you and congratulations to our fifteen finalists!