Templeton raises money in St. Jude Math-a-Thon

Templeton Middle School students raised more than $2,100 this year for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to help young people with life-threatening illnesses. The Templeton “mathletes” asked sponsors to donate money based on the number of correct answers to skill-building math problems or to make a one-time donation.

Eighth-graders in Amy Wilde’s math classes were first place fundraisers, and at the individual level, sixth-grader Kaylee Braatz alone brought in more than $800.

The charity is near and dear to Templeton which has raised more than $43,000 through its yearly Math-a-Thon participation. St. Jude is known for leading research and providing outstanding childhood cancer treatment regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Through fundraisers like the Math-a-Thon, children across the country help other children receive important cancer treatment.