Glen Poole Celebration scheduled for Saturday

Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 08:51 PM.

Community, church and school officials have come together to raise money to help offset the medical expenses of a Havelock High School student.

The Glenn Poole Celebration has been scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Havelock High School.

"It started out as just a couple of the Methodist churches, and then it just grew," Havelock Principal Jeff Murphy said. "Then the Ministerial Association got involved. We have MALS-14 helping out."

Marine Air Logistics Squadron 14 from Cherry Point adopted Havelock High last year through the Adopt-A-School program.

Poole, a Havelock High senior, was on a field trip Sept. 27 when he went into the water at Fort Macon and nearly drowned. Fellow students and a teacher helped rescue him and performed CPR until rescue personnel arrived.

He spent 12 weeks recovering at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville and continues treatment and rehabilitation toward a recovery.

"He has come a long way," Murphy said of Poole’s recovery.

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