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Catches for a Cause

The Pequot Lakes High School Leadership Council is excited to announce our community wide fundraiser, Catches for a Cause! As this ice fishing season comes to a close, we are hosting a photo contest for best catch of the year! We invite everyone from the Brainerd Lakes Area to submit a photo of your best catch from this ice fishing season, and/or to vote on the fish you think is the best!

Each photo submission is $10, and every vote is $2. Submit as many photos and votes as you'd like!

This is a student led fundraiser for two seniors at Pequot Lakes High School. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become more important than ever to show our community support for those of us in need.

This December, senior Hunter Rowland was diagnosed with a Malignant Endocrine Tumor in his chest. Because the tumor was identified early before he started showing symptoms, the family has high hopes of success. However, on top of Hunter's battle his family is experiencing the financial burden of medical treatments. Despite the struggles Hunter faces everyday, he has remained optimistic and tries to find something good in every situation. The family has received an outpour of support from friends and family, and through this fundraiser we hope to continue to show our support as a community.

This fundraiser also supports senior Abigayle Helgeland and her family. This February, her family lost their home to a subzero fire. They were forced to evacuate during the middle of the night, facing dangerously low temperatures. Many of their belongings were also destroyed in the fire. We hope that the funds raised can help her and her family rebuild what was lost.

Not only is this a great way to connect our community during this time, but we can also help to lighten the financial burdens that these students are facing. By participating in this contest, both by entry and voting, you are contributing to a great cause as well as ‘catching' an opportunity to win some great prizes from our local businesses!

The top three photos with the most votes will be awarded prizes! Thank you to the generous local businesses who donated prizes:

  • Swanson's Bait & Tackle
  • Ernie's on Gull
  • Main Street Ale House
This fundraiser wouldn't be possible without you!

  • 1st Place- A $100 gift card to Ernie's on Gull and a Fishing Rod from Swanson's Bait & Tackle
  • 2nd Place- A $100 gift card to Main Street Ale House and a T-shirt from Swanson's Bait & Tackle
  • 3rd Place- A Yeti Can Koozie from Swanson's Bait & Tackle

About Us
The PLHS Leadership Council is a student group that aims to create a better and more connected school culture. The council is made up of students who lead and influence in a positive way in the school. We are diverse in our leadership: we are leaders in academics, arts, and athletics.

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Upper Hay Bass
72 Votes
Lake Winnie Walleye
70 Votes
35 Votes
Canada Lake Trout
25 Votes
Nice catch!
25 Votes
20 Votes
Love Lake Sunfish
15 Votes
Martig’s Monster Pike
15 Votes
Mitchell Lake Perch
15 Votes
A hog in the making!
10 Votes

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