Mini-THON student leaders and advisors attended the 2018 Mini-THON Leadership Summit in Hershey on August 3, 2018. This full-day event honed students' leadership and organizational skills, enhanced camaraderie and collaboration, and fostered excitement and enthusiasm for Marple Newtown's upcoming Mini-THON, which will occur March 1, 2019. The 2019 Mini-THON Executive Board, Katerina Giovanopoulos (11), Alexis Murphy-Costanzo (12), Olivia Murphy-Costanzo (12), and Fatinah Sheikh (12), as well as Executive Liaison Meryl Biju (12) and Events & Entertainment Chair Michael Trainor (12), collaborated throughout the day with student representatives from the 280+ schools working with Four Diamonds to conquer childhood cancer. They attended student-run panels and workshops, spoke with experts about fundraising and event planning, and even had a chance to enjoy a Mini-THON glow party. Inspired by the abundance of philanthropy and passion, the aforementioned students began developing an action plan for increasing student involvement in and awareness of the Mini-THON mission at Marple Newtown. The Mini-THON team is bringing this energy home and planning a year's worth of engaging and inspiring events, all For the Kids!