School Awards More Than $5,000 to Student Fighting Cancer

By: Valerie Burgos


A second grader, who was diagnosed with Leukemia in May 2015, was awarded a check for $5,459.69 on Friday, Nov. 20th.

Here is a quick glimpse of how it happened:

In the beginning of November, students and teachers at Colbert Elementary School launched a fundraising competition to help their fellow cougar, Jennifer Martin. Through the use of quarters and paper chains, students from Kindergarden through fifth grade were able to raise more than $5,400.

Here is a video that explains how this competition worked, as well as what the staff and mom of little Jennifer had to say about these students’ generosity:




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