Indian Lake Elementary students raised the bar when it comes to raising money for heart health, as their physical educator teacher Kristen Soos reports that the pupils collected the school’s highest total ever during February for the annual Jump Rope for Heart event.
In total, the fundraiser for the American Heart Association generated $3,868.37 through the efforts of 108 student participants. Twelve of those students raised more than $100 dollars each.
The top fundraising students are: Ava and Chase Polhamus, first place with $215 each; Cambria Tuttle, second place; Harly and T.J. Kinninger, third place; and Titus Kelly, fourth place.
Third-graders brought in the highest amount of any grade level, and Jennifer Downing’s first-grade class brought in the most from any one classroom.
In addition to raising money for the cause, students practiced many different jump rope techniques in gym class during February and took part in extra physical education activities in classrooms.