Surpassing a fundraising goal at the Middle School

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In early January, the Middle School Student Council set out to help children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses when they established a goal to raise $2,018 to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Pennies for Patients” campaign.

As a result of the students and staff members overwhelming support, the Student Council not only met but surpassed their goal with a total amount raised of $2,766.

To achieve this goal, the students held various fundraisers, including afterschool bake sales and Pajama Friday, when staff and students paid up to five dollars to wear their pjs to school. They also created posters and sold blood drop stickers to cover a “Make Cancer Disappear” wall in the school.
“It’s such a pleasure to not only see our students engage in helping others but our whole school community come together to support their efforts,” said adviser Allison Giannusa.

The social studies classes also held their own competition and Philip Giannusa’s eighth-period class raised the most money with a total of $575.