Each year, Harriton High School Student Council works with a talented group of students to put on a captivating production that engages and gives back to the Lower Merion community. Hosted in late February, this well-renowned, school-wide charity talent show is called Dr. Harriton. The event features 10 student contestants who perform dances, talents, and other exciting acts in hopes of being crowned as the next Dr. Harriton. Dr. Harriton is the biggest event at our school, with over 1,000 attendees every year. Last year’s show was a success, raising over $84,000 for charity. We are hoping to continue this trend for Dr. Harriton 2024, our 17th annual show. All proceeds from the event help make education more financially accessible by going toward the Lower Merion Township Scholarship Fund, which awards need-based scholarships to recent graduates of Lower Merion and Harriton High School, and Bethesda Project, providing emergency shelter and supportive services for individuals experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia.
The Lower Merion Township Scholarship Fund: The Scholarship Fund provides need-based scholarships to recent graduates of LMSD’s Harriton and Lower Merion High Schools. Since its founding in 1964, the Scholarship Fund has provided over 4,000 grants to our students, totaling over $3,000,000 toward higher education. Learn more at https://lmtsf.org/.
Bethesda Project: Founded in 1979, the Bethesda Project provides emergency shelter, housing, and supportive services for thousands of individuals experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia. With over 15 locations, this project finds and cares for the poor. They are proud to be family for those who have none.
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