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Bennett School sponsors Jogging For Jonathan

Posted Friday, March 24, 2006

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Bennett, NC - Bennett School participated in activities on March 9&10 to raise money for Relay For Life.

The school has a kindergarten child diagnosed with cancer so in conjunction with his kindergarten class, Mrs. Dowdy, the teacher, and the Bennett Junior Beta Club, Bennett School held a "March Madness" hat day on Thursday, March 9. All students "teamed up against cancer", and paid $1.00 to wear a favorite ACC team hat at school. All proceeds, approximately $237.00, went to the school Relay for Life fund.

On Friday, March 10, Bennett School held a small version of Relay for Life around the circle in front of the school. The theme was "Jogging For Jonathan.” Classes were scheduled to jog or walk for fifteen minutes during the day in honor of the Bennett student who has cancer.

Students placed donations in their homeroom bucket that was placed at the circle. As an added incentive, the bucket (homeroom) that raised the most money would throw whipped cream pies at the principal, Dorthy Phillips, the following week on Thursday, March 16, during a schoolwide assembly. There was a battle between second grade and eighth grade students with both classes raising $288.97. The entire school raised $2,204.99. Every staff member, including cafeteria workers, assistants, bus drivers, custodians, and teachers, and community members walked at some point during the day. The school played music, displayed pictures, and supported all students and families affected by this disease.

“We are the smallest school in the county with the biggest heart for one another! Our students have experienced being a part of making a difference in the lives of many,” said Sally Murchison, guidance counselor and one of the project organizers.

Bennett School will continue to raise money until an annual Relay For Life event that is held in May at Jordan-Matthews High School.

 
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