Fuqua students do the math for St. Jude’s

Published 6:57 pm Tuesday, December 22, 2015

For more than 10 years Fuqua School students from kindergarten through grade 5 have been doing the math and donating to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.    

“The Math-a-thon is a fun way to raise money — St. Jude’s treats children with cancer and other deadly diseases.  Families are provided a place to stay, meals and transportation while their child receives treatment,” Kathy Jefferson, faculty coordinator of the event for the past two years, said. 

Family and friends donated money for the math problems the participating student completed; some problems were from a booklet of math problems at grade level and some were completed online during media class. 

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Pledged money was collected and turned in to add to the total.  First-grader LottieMae Hazlegrove collected the most donations; the students raised a total of $1,103, which is enough to pay for two days of oxygen for one child staying at St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Continuing the spirit of giving, the Fuqua Lower School SCA made it their mission this year to give back to local communities. Each month a charity is selected, and students are encouraged to bring in items to donate. This month the Lower School paired with Centra Southside Community Hospital’s Winter Accessories Drive and collected scarves, mittens, coats and hats. Students who made a donation earned a “Merry Monday” and came to school dressed in their most festive holiday attire.