Information and photo courtesy of San Benito High School:
The San Benito High School Associated Student Body (ASB) decided among three nominees — all in great need and suffering from tragic circumstances — to be this year’s Beneficiary, for whom students will work with the community to raise money to help them during a time of need.
The students selected Eddie Matthews, who has been in a coma since an ATV accident less than a month ago. Eddie and his wife, Brittany, are Baler alumni and have a 7-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son.
“The students listened attentively to (the nominees’) stories and conducted a heartfelt and mature discussion regarding the nominees,” reports Student Activities Director Catalina Lemos. “It was an extremely difficult decision, as it is every year. I wish you could see how seriously they take this decision. I am so impressed with our student leaders.”
More information will be shared about the Benefit Drive efforts throughout the year as San Benito High School students partner with the community to help the Matthews family.