Templeton Middle School students raised $5,226.93 for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Students learned the importance of helping children while practicing their math skills through their fundraiser, a Math-A-Thon. Students asked sponsors to donate money based on the number of problems they correctly answered.
“Templeton students are magnificent Math-a-Thon fundraisers,” said Templeton teacher Sherry Malmon.
The students in House 6W raised the most at $1236.13. House 7G was the top seventh grade house with $1025.15, and the top eighth grade house was 8G with $755.35. Top individual fundraisers were:
- Leanna Vannarom, grade 8 — $278;
- Keri Sterle, grade 8 — $204; and
- Olivia Offenbacher, grade 6 — $168.50.
St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital was founded 25 years ago by comedian Danny Thomas as a place where children with many forms of cancer receive treatment, even when there is no insurance to cover the long-term cost of treatment.
“Families without insurance are never asked to pay and that is why Templeton Middle School feels so good about raising money for this organization,” Malmon said.