St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Mathathon—Spring 2018
MMS students participated in the annual St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Mathathon program at the end of April and beginning of May. Students found sponsors and collected donations for St. Jude Children’s Hospital by completing math problems in their grade level Mathathon booklets. Last year, MMS students raised $10,595.00, and this year, students raised an amazing $8,852.95! MMS students have raised money through this program for St. Jude since 1986, when MMS students began the St. Jude Mathathon. Since then, MMS students have raised and donated $75,765.90 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which includes the total students raised this year. In 2015 MMS students raised $9,699.92 for St. Jude and were recognized by St. Jude as one of the top 100 U.S. schools raising money through the Mathathon program for the hospital. In this year’s St. Jude Mathathon, our top fundraising students were 5th graders Amy Le ($100) and Sara Grahovac ($132). Top fundraising students from 6th grade wereKimberlee Bard ($75), Broklyn Seavers ($102.34) and Leah Logan ($300). The 7th grade top fundraisers include ?Kyle Anker ($75), Jacob Haney ($75), Nina Lindeman ($75), Ava Lucy ($75), Olivia Keller ($75), Nicholas Yingling ($75), Mia Schindewolf ($75), Ben Hercules ($75), Corinne Hite ($75), Owen Canter ($75.50), Kinsey Kolasa ($77), Dalton Moore ($78), Grace Bowe ($83), Rogan Baker ($100), Sara Kish ($100), Jordan Hoover ($100), Bud Pugh ($100), Madison Prentice ($101), Makenzie Morris ($102), Ava Hyatt ($120), Nolan Lindeman ($122), Kyle Filkill ($140), Cameron Shreffler ($150), Zach Peterson ($256), Stephanie Matthews ($260), and Audrey Bergum-Chainey ($321). And, the 8th grade top fundraisers for St. Jude were Clarissa Wagner-Opatrny ($75), Madeline Nathaniel ($75), Blake Mong ($80), Emma King ($80), Morgan Kunselman ($81), Courtney Carpenter ($84), Ashley Cady ($90), Alexa Cady ($90), Maddie Dasho ($95), Emily Le ($100), Kate Caster ($100), Amber Bray ($105), Peyton Logue ($153), Guy Donatelli ($225), and Gavin Huffman ($331). The St. Jude prizes for raising money included a sticker for $25 raised online, a T-shirt for raising $50, and choices of many other great prizes for larger amounts raised for St. Jude. There were many students that earned prizes for their fundraising efforts, but some students even declined the prizes and donated them back to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Thank you MMS students for working so hard to raise money for such a great cause! Also, thank you to the MMS math teachers (Mrs. Angela Demrovsky, Mrs. Michelle Lyons, Mr. Fred Johnson, , Mrs. Lori Sewell, Mrs. Darlene Hogan, Mr. Mike Hernandez, Ms. Rebecca Lada, Mrs. Nancy Hyatt, Mrs. Anne Tucker, Ms. Ashley Nowak, and Mrs. Sheila Sedlock) for organizing and completing the St. Jude Mathathon with students.