SALISBURY — Students at Sacred Heart School in Salisbury emptied out pockets, broke piggy banks and turned in entire allowances to make a recent Pennies for Pasta fundraiser a huge success, raising a little more than $3,150 in two weeks. Pennies for Pasta is a official fundraiser of the N.C. Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.
SHCS's 242 students engaged in a Battle of the Genders, a Dress Down Day and a classroom competition to motivate each other to give more. The Student Government Association sponsored the fundraiser, and SGA advisors Karen Wenker and Ilse Cardelle couldn't have been more pleased with the results.
"Our student body is such an outstanding group, and they never fail to come through when it comes to meeting the needs of others. This was no exception," Wenker said.
The winning class was the sixth grade, led by teachers Daniel Scullion and Hillary Shores. Their class raised a combined total of just over $1,600 and won a pasta party at The Olive Garden.
"Since my sister had leukemia, it felt really good to raise the money for other kids with leukemia," said sixth-grader Lily Hain.
— Frank Cardelle
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