BULLHEAD CITY – Students, faculty and staff at Mohave and River Valley High Schools have scheduled back-to-back fundraisers today to help the family of Rebecca Kate Acosta, a Mohave High classroom aide critically injured in a rollover accident late last month. Acosta remains hospitalized in Las Vegas in critical but stable condition.
In addition to helping Acosta with her mounting medical bills, proceeds also help family members who have incurred lodging, food and travel expenses, as well as lost wages. Acosta’s mother is Mohave High’s athletic department secretary and has been on leave by her daughter’s bedside since the accident.
Today’s fundraisers start with a barbecue dinner at 5 p.m. in the Mohave cafeteria followed by a murder mystery, “An Open and Shut Case,” in the auditorium at 7 p.m. Each is $5 per person ($10 for both). There will also be a bake sale in the cafeteria.
The fundraisers were organized by Mohave’s student council, drama and football students and faculty, as well as colleagues at River Valley.
Because school offices are closed today in observance of Veterans Day, all tickets will be available at the door.
Acosta attended school in the Tri-State area, graduated from Council Grove High School in Kansas, and returned to Bullhead City. A recent mother to a young son, Kayden, she joined the Mohave High staff this year. Kayden was not in the car at the time of the October 21 accident.
A GoFundMe account has also been established as the Katie (Rebecca) Acosta Medical Fund.