FMS students raise funds for American Heart Association
Fairfield Middle School students recently participated in two events to raise money for the American Heart Association.
The school’s annual Jump Rope for Heart was held Feb. 14 in the gym.
This year, 12 students participated.
Sixth grader Mark Diers was the top money-raiser with $85.
The following students also were great contributors: eighth-grader Autum Wickenkamp, $77; sixth-grader Jordan Brandt, $65; and seventh-grader Hollie Nelson $55.
This group of students raised a total of $563.
The Jump Rope for Heart money will help fund lifesaving heart and stroke research and community and educational programs for youth.
The 18th annual Hoops for Heart campaign was held March 7 in the FMS gym.
This year, there were 58 participants.
The top money-raiser this year was sixth-grader- Cole Engle. He raised $300.
Other top money-raisers were: seventh-grader- Taylor Blomme, $135; seventh-grader Finnigan Malloy, $125; seventh-grader Chelsey Horton, $110; sixth-grader Carrol Horton, $ 110; seventh-grader Kolton Webber, $105; and seventh-grader James Kurka, $100.
The money total for the Hoops for Heart campaign was $2,802.77.
By raising money though Hoops for Heart, the students are preventing heart disease and obesity for the next generation of Americans.
The FMS students in these two events, Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart, raised a combined total of $3,365.77 for the American Heart Association and Jefferson County.