Clark Students Show Heart

CLARK—During the week of Feb. 22-26, Saint John the Apostle held its first annual Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart fundraiser for the American Heart Association.  The event was held to help raise money for those who have been affected by heart disease and stroke.

Kevin Squires, the health and physical education teacher, introduced the program to the school and set a lofty first year goal of $2,500. Additionally, each individual class was challenged to raise $200 as a group.  The goals were set, and the students were set to fundraise for the first three weeks of February.


To the surprise of the American Heart Association, school administration, and Squires, the students of Saint John’s raised an amazing $7,088, which was almost three times the goal for the school!  Amazingly, 15 of the 18 classes at Saint John’s met the individual class goal of $200, and earned an extra physical education class during the year.

Patricia Lettini’s class raised a whopping $814, and earned two extra Physical Education classes during the year.  The top fundraiser for the school was second grader Zachary Suter, who raised $470, followed by third grader Francesca Majuri who raised $400.

Several students raised anywhere between $100-$200.  They were: CJ Socci, Marichris Socci, Grace Young, Joesph Young, Patrick Jotz, Kaitlyn Pavlock, Edward Ruela, Samantha 3rd, Victoria Ilg, David Marques, Luke Alexander, Connor Flood, Sarah Dedinsky, Alex Hardoby, and Erin Alexander.

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