Photos by Kiley Swain and Robert Wormley
Senior Carson Conley teaches the second part of the morale dance to the participants. Photo by Kiley Swain.
Born 15 weeks early and after having her life saved by Riley Hospital, former patient Riley Lesh tells her Riley story at FCDM. Photo by Robert Wormley.
Senior Morale captains Abby Beard and Emma Pappas lift senior Cami Ferguson to dunk a basketball into the hoop during a breakout session. Photo by Kiley Swain.
Senior Chandler Stumler jumps off senior Anthony Hodge’s back and successfully dunks during the dunk contest. Photo by Robert Wormley.
During a breakout session FCDM hosts a rave for all the FCDM dancers. Photo by Kiley Swain.
As part of the morale dance, FCDM dancers lift their arms in the air. Photo by Kiley Swain.
Zumba instructor Marcee Lahue teaches the participants a Zumba routine during a breakout session. Photo by Kiley Swain.
Students write their reason for dancing at FCDM on the “Why you dance” signs in the inspiration room. Photo by Kiley Swain.
Photos by Braden Schroeder and Robert Wormley
Dancers listen to speaker Mia Benge, who was the first Riley story of the day. Photo by Braden Schroeder.
Students gather in front of the stage as they listen to FCDM exec. members. Photo by Braden Schroeder.
Students learn the first part of the morale dance at FCDM. Photo by Braden Schroeder.
From the front of the gym to the back, dancers from FCDM and the rest of the community listen to the first Riley story of the day. Photo by Braden Schroeder.
Senior Peyton Pierce enters into the gym. Photo by Robert Wormley.
The main gym awaits dancers prior to FCDM. Photo by Robert Wormley.
Student dancers enter into the main gym. Photo by Robert Wormley.
Senior Carson Conley speaks to the crowd at FCDM.
Junior Noah Cook, seniors Katie Uhl and Lucas Willman talk to the students at the beginning of FCDM. Photo by Robert Wormley.
Senior Mikayla Moore sings the National Anthem at FCDM. Photo by Robert Wormley.
Juniors Abby Ahrens and Abbie Lawrence teach the morale dance. Photo by Robert Wormley.
Freshmen Olivia Stinson and Sydney Wallace jump out of a blow-up obstacle during the first FCDM breakout session. Photo by Robert Wormley
Senior Adam Rutledge and Landon Campbell battle the freshmen and junior team in a dodgeball tournament. Photo by Robert Wormley.
Georgetown Elementary students Nolan Vaught Tate O’Leary learn the iCarly portion of the morale dance. Photo by Robert Wormley.
Freshmen Olivia Hartz and Gabby Gobbel race down the slide. Photo by Robert Wormley
Seniors Lucas Hertle and Jimmy Quenichet battle for a rebound during the preliminary portion of the basketball tournament. Photo by Robert Wormley.
Senior Grace Reising speaks about her experience as a Riley kid prior to FCDM morale captains teaching the third part of the dance. Photo by Robert Wormley.
Seniors Nik Vellinger and Carson Conley dance to “Whoomp There It Is.” Photo by Robert Wormley.
The crowd watches as FCDM reveals their 2017 total. Photo by Robert Wormley.
One of the most important committees to FCDM, the Riley Relations Committee, junior executive council member, Inaara Ladha explains the purpose of Riley Relations.
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Photos by Braden Schroeder
Students gather around for the senior circle.
Junior Nikolas Vellinger tears up while waiting to see the reveal of the total.
Senior Kristen Burger jumps in glee seeing the last digits which are revealed by senior Justin Applebaum. “When I put up my one, I thought we did it; we cleared it, it is $101 thousand. Then Justin pulled up the 11 and I lost all control of my entire body,” said Burger. “I don’t even know what happened up there.”
Seniors Justin Applebaum and Kylie Wheeler hug and share their joy as the total is revealed.
Seniors Justin Applebaum, Kylie Wheeler, and Kristen Burger have a group hug over the big reveal.
Senior Justin Applebaum show seniors Kylie Wheeler and Kristen Burger final number of the total as they cry tears of joy. “It was unexpected for everyone, and I didn’t know what to expect,” said Applebaum.
Senior Kristen Burger hugs senior Kylie Wheeler.
Senior Tristian Barnes takes a moment to take in the excitement from the revealing of the grand total. “It was an overwhelming moment of emotions just to see all of your hard work pay off in the end. It is an indescribable feeling to say the least, when you put the time in starting in December realting to Dance Marathon it is good to see it all pay off,” said Barnes.
Senior Kylie Wheeler embraces senior Lucy Reising with tears of joy. “I am speechless. Three weeks ago we had a meeting saying there was no way metting a hundered thousand was even in range for us. Everybody came together because we knew that we were going to do this for the kids,” said Wheeler.
Junior Sydney LaDuke hugs senior Kylie Wheeler.