Bartlesville High School Students Rally Around Classmate Who Lost Home In Fire

Monday, November 22nd 2021, 3:24 pm
By: Sawyer Buccy


A group of Bartlesville students is rallying around one of their friends who just lost his home in a fire.

The kids are out of class for the holiday, but they still spent Monday up at school doing Something Good to help their friends.

"I couldn't imagine what it would be like to lose everything," said 16-Year-Old Blair Plummer.

This all started when a teacher of the student reached out to Joyce... Joyce got her club involved and everything snowballed from there.

"They have a lot of siblings throughout the entire school system, so it is not just within the high school but within the Bartlesville School System," said Joyce Yang, President of Interact Club.

Seven kids lived in the house that burned down the family, lost everything.

"He is in the debate class. I just want to make sure he gets the help he needs, and he can be okay with everything going on and I know he has it hard, but I would rather spend my day off helping him, then not helping and him having a harder time," said 16-year-old, Emily Perkins.

The students were worried the turnout Monday wouldn't be great, but the community proved their fears, wrong.

"It has been 10 minutes and we have already had so many donations," said 14-year-old Parker Fielder, "This family really needs it, and I am so happy that everyone can help."

These students are the perfect example of what the holidays can be about; generosity, compassion, and family.

If you would like to help: If anyone would like to help the family monetarily, all checks can be made out to BHS Interact and sent to PO Box 2115, Bartlesville OK 74005.