Hickman Raises Funds for Wounded Soldier

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COLUMBIA - Hickman High School began raising money Monday for army veteran Lt. Nick Vogt, who lost both of his legs while serving in Afghanistan. The money collected will go toward remodeling his bathroom and car to make it accessible for him.

"We also want to put the proper mechanics in his car so that he can have pedal triggers on the steering wheel," said teacher Jeff Devero.

Vogt is the nephew of Hickman teacher Greg Butz. He was helping a wounded soldier when he stepped on an IED (Improvised Explosive Device). He is currently recovering in Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C.

The fundraising will continue for two weeks. Anyone who wants to donate can write a check to Hickman High School and the school will include it in the money raised by the students and faculty. 

In order to motivate students and faculty to donate, Devero created a competition between the different academic departments.