By Paige Nash
Castor High School just wrapped up their annual St. Jude Math-a-Thon. This year students from grades Kindergarten to eighth grade raised a total of $2,037.00 for the children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“We have had several students and children from our community that have been diagnosed with cancer and were treated at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” said CHS teacher and St. Jude Math-a-Thon Coordinator Charlene Hammett. “We at Castor High School work hard each year to raise as much money as we can to help support this hospital.”
The students participate by working on math problems in a ‘Funbook’ and get sponsors and donations for the problems that they solve. This year the students were able to gather donations from February 6- 23.
“The students that worked as a team to raise the most money were Jane Austin and Caroline Hand. These sisters worked extra hard to help raise money for the children and St. Jude,” said Hammett.
Together the pair were able to raise $555.00.
Mrs. Hammett would like to thank everyone from the Castor community and beyond who helped support these 12 participating students and this worthy cause.
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