Lincoln-Way Central Student Raises Money for Wounded Warriors
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Lincoln-Way Central student Tim Sarhage spearheaded a month-long fundraising campaign called U-Knighted We Stand that generated $1,000 for the Wounded Warrior organization.

With the help of Central Social Science teacher Tom Finnegan, Sarhage collected donations from Social Science classes from April 20 through May 15. Each week, Finnegan talked to his classes about the Wounded Warrior Project with weekly themes of honor, commitment, country and service.

I consider myself a patriot, Sarhage said. I really enjoy serving my community in any way that I can. The Wounded Warrior Project is such an important organization because it helps support men and women who return from war with a variety of physical, mental and emotional battles.

Tim is a motivated, selfless student with a compassionate heart and a desire to help others, said Central Principal Dr. Steve Provis. This is the perfect example of what can happen when our teachers and students partner up to make a difference in the world around them.

Sarhage was recently elected senior class president for the 2015-2016 school year and said he may hold another Wounded Warrior fundraiser next year.

Im excited to help boost school spirit and leave behind a good legacy for our senior class, Sarhage said. I look forward to showing underclassmen what it means to be a Knight.

When he graduates, Sarhage hopes to get accepted to the Naval Academy or serve in the military in some other capacity.

A resident of Manhattan, Sarhage is a student ambassador to Wounded Warriors, member of Peer Helpers, Link Crew, National Honor Society, student Athletic Trainer, and Manhattan Fire Cadet.

Ive lived in Manhattan my whole life and its my favorite place in the world, he said.