FPM’s 7Th Graders Rally for Relay
The charitable seventh grade students at Floral Park Memorial have taken a big leap in their school’s Relay for Life fundraising goal.
From February 26 through April 2, the seventh grade English classes competed to raise money for the event to support the American Cancer Society. Altogether, the seventh grade English classes raised $1,212.71.
The school’s nine English classes enjoyed the chance to add a little competition for a worthy cause to their academic day. Student Breanna Palmer said, “It was really fun. The competition was especially intense with Ms. Gray’s period 5 class.”
The winning class, Ms. Melissa Mach’s period 5 team, raised $258.42. They all met after school for a pizza and movie party. “It was fun and different watching a movie with a class after school,” said partygoer Danielle Ashbahian.
Seventh grade class advisors Theresa Cerulli and Stefanie Canone expressed enormous pride in their students’ achievement. “The kids were so enthusiastic about this competition. We are so impressed with their success for this leg of the Relay for Life race.”
This was just one of the many ongoing fundraisers leading up to the June 6th and 7th event. Event organizer and English department chairperson Dorothy Drexel said, "Relay for Life is a memory making event. I am so happy that the Floral Park Memorial 7th grade class is getting involved and working so hard. When children have a giving nature it will lead to a lifetime of empathy for others, and one must see that as the greatest of achievements. Please visit our website: www.RelayForLife.rg/FloralParkNY to find out more."
The seventh grade class board is holding a fundraiser for Relay for Life. Each 7th grade English class will get a little bucket for the class’s donations. Everyone in the class can help! The class with the most money collected by Wednesday, April 2nd will win a pizza and movie party after school during the week of April 7th. Each day at the start of class you can donate money, as much or as little as you want! Thank you for all of your help with this important fundraiser to help raise money for Relay for Life, a schoolwide event to support cancer research.
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