Freewater students jump rope for heart health
Freewater students raised money for the American Heart Association with an energetic activity to get their own hearts pumping hard. Over the course of three weeks in January, Freewater students jumped rope in their physical education classes, and then 50 students went out into the community to raise money for the AHA. The school this week announced that students raised $1,560.37 for the organization, which has the goal of fighting heart disease and strokes. This is the 20th year hard-working students have raised money for the AHA.
During the first week of the “Jump Rope for Heart” event, students jumped individually with short ropes. The second week, students switched it up and jumped rope with a short rope using partners. By the third week, students used long ropes to Double-Dutch jump and other group jumping.
The top fundraiser at Freewater this year was 4th grader Carson Chester, who raised $215. This earned him a variety of prizes. Chester is no stranger to fundraising for the AHA – he has been the top money raiser during this fundraising activity at Freewater for the past three years.
The top 2nd grade fundraiser was Hector Leon (raised $94); the top 3rd grade fundraiser was Anna Slaughter (raised $67); and the top 5th grade fundraiser was Victoria Arredondo (raised $40). Freewater Elementary would like to thank the Milton-Freewater community for its generous support during this fundraising event.