Templeton Middle School students are magnificent fundraisers. Students and faculty raised $6,906.55 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital to help young people with life-threatening illnesses.
The top Templeton student fundraisers were:
- Daniel Smith, seventh grade, who brought in $550 in pledges;
- Makenzie Muehler, seventh grade, with $475;
- Nicole Fuerstenberg, sixth grade, with $438; and
- Amanda Franklin, seventh grade, with $370.
With $2,178.34, Seventh Grade Gold had the top house contributions, followed by Sixth Grade Gold with $901.75, Sixth Grade Blue with $686.50, Sixth Grade White with $666.80, Seventh Grade Blue with $635, and Eighth Grade Gold with $611.50
St. Jude Children’s Hospital is a non-sectarian hospital that treats children without regard to race, religion, creed or ability to pay. Located in Memphis, Tenn., the hospital treats about 4,500 patients who are in active status, returning for treatment as needed. It treats about 160 patients every day on an out-patient basis and maintains 58 inpatient beds. It holds special meaning for some Templeton students because they have had family members who were treated there.
ALSAC/St. Jude, the fundraising arm, covers all costs not covered by insurance for medical treatment rendered at the hospital. All medical treatment costs not covered by insurance are paid by fund-raising.
“Families without insurance are never asked to pay and that is why Templeton Middle School feels so good about raising money for this organization,” said Templeton teacher Sherry Malmon, who coordinated the project.