SHALLOWATER, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) - Shallowater Student Council held their annual Mr. Mustang event on Thursday, raising more than $30,000 for a local family.
Baylor, daughter of Luke and Shayna Buckner, was diagnosed last year with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Despite this diagnosis, it is rare to see Baylor without a smile, and Shallowater Student Council wanted to help this family in any way possible. The purpose of the Mr. Mustang event is to raise awareness of the various forms of cancer and the impact it has physically, emotionally, and financially on both the individual and their families.
Fourteen candidates represented various Shallowater High School organizations. Each candidate was tasked with sharing facts about a specific type of cancer, performing a talent, and answering a question in front of the student body and a panel of judges.
Student Council president, Hannah Fisher, stated, “We knew we could not pass up the opportunity to bless this amazing family. I know that there is not a family more deserving than the Buckners! They are so kind, positive, and grateful. They are such a great example of clinging tight to their faith despite the challenging circumstances. The smile on Baylor’s face is what made all of the work worth it.”
Shallowater ISD would like to thank everyone who generously donated to the Buckner family and for making the Mr. Mustang 2021 event an amazing success. “Though she be but little, she is fierce!” #BaylorStrong