Templeton Middle School has a winning formula for charitable contributions. Caring teachers + great students with strong math skills + generous parents, relatives and community members = the most successful Templeton Math-A-Thon ever.
Templeton students raised $7,366.88 – topping last year’s total by more than $2,000. Students completed more than 200 math problems and collected pledges. The money raised is sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to help children with cancer, leukemia and other life-threatening illnesses.
The sixth grade had an impressive showing this year contributing more than $5,000 to the effort. In fact, all the top fund-raisers were sixth-graders including Kyle Vogt – $405, Daniel Smith – $395, Makenzie Muehler – $325 and Matthew Coe – $320. Three sixth grade math classes raised more than $1,000. They were the classes of Sherry Malmon at $1,579.86, Trenette Fowler at $1,261.28 and Jeannette Smith at $1,118.25. Raising $768.10, Brenda Peterson’s students had the highest-earning seventh grade math class, and Karen Zielinski’s students raised $528.66 for the top eighth grade class.
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. All medical treatment costs not covered by insurance are paid by fund-raising. The facility holds special meaning for two Templeton families whose children were treated at St. Jude’s.