The fourth year of the Hundred Dollar Project has been the biggest thus far, and after more than 3,000 votes and careful deliberations by our panel of judges, we have our winners!

3rd place, earning $1,000: Tiger Wellness from Lewis & Clark High School

Lewis & Clark students offered professional training to teachers and students for helping classmates who are struggling emotionally, or may be feeling suicidal. The participants wear small ribbon pins, letting students know that they are willing to lend a listening ear. They also lead activities designed to help draw lonely students into the Tiger community.

2nd place, earning $1,500: Ferris High School Fashion Club

For its pillowcase project, the Ferris student group worked with the Spokane chapter of Ryan’s Cases for Smiles, a national volunteer organization that has provided more than 1 million handmade pillowcases to children being treated at hospitals nationwide. In Spokane, the pillow cases go to Sacred Heart Medical Center, which provides services to 35,000 children each year, brightening the young patients’ rooms and giving them something colorful to take home.

1st place, earning $2,500: Key Club at Deer Park High School

The Key Club used its $100 to host a volleyball tournament that raised $480 for the two Deer Park families. The November 18 windstorm forced rescheduling of the tournament, but the team persevered. They also took steps to raise awareness for the disease, distributing bracelets and providing information about the bone marrow registry.

Great job to everyone that submitted, participated, and voted in the project! Start thinking now about how you’ll next start a movement, launch an innovation, brighten a life or change the world!