MCHS students #CarrieOn

DAILY POST ANTHENIAN |  Dewey Morgan

What started as a memorial for a guidance counselor is turning into an annual event.
McMinn County High School held its second annual #CarrieOn Field Day Monday afternoon in remembrance of former guidance counselor Car
rie Wolf McConnell, who passed away on Feb. 26, 2016.

McConnell, who was only 26 when she died, was diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy when she was 7 years old. That required a heart transplant, and she received one from a young donor in Atlanta, Georgia. She would spend the rest of her life advocating for organ donation.

After her death, Principal John Burroughs, school administrators and McConnell's family began to look into a way to honor her.

The family decided to fund a scholarship for MCHS students in which a graduating senior at McMinn who has overcome some form of adversity will receive a scholarship in McConnell's name.

The #CarrieOn Field Day was then established by the school last year as a fundraiser for that scholarship, as well as to celebrate a school year coming to a close. Continue reading
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