St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Mathathon—Spring 2019
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 $8,852.95, and this year, students raised an amazing $6,612.15! 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 $82,328.05 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 Niko Bealer ($100), Joey Horinger ($110), Jessica Haney ($112), Lexi Hercules ($125), Giovanni Livigni ($130), Tristan Smith ($151), Reese Ruhlin ($160), Brody Browning ($163), Dominic Allen ($165), Jasmine Osborne ($170), Malachi Cintron ($175), and Bodhi Frank ($280) . The top fundraising students from 6th grade were Bailey Kunkel ($100) and Kendall Gleisinger ($325). The 7th grade top fundraisers include ?Dustan Wesley ($75), Nicky Seib ($75), Gianna Cusma ($79), Kennedy Boal ($80), Victoria Bibey ($100), Sarah Eubank ($136.40), Ella Grimm ($205), and Leah Logan ($300). And, the 8th grade top fundraisers for St. Jude were Sarah Kish ($75), Bud Pugh ($75), Nick Yingling ($100), Ben Hercules ($105), Owen Canter ($200) The St. Jude prizes for raising money included a light-up bracelet for $25, 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. Danielle Schnyders, Mrs. Jen Mihajlovic, Mr. Mike Hernandez, Mrs. Nancy Hyatt, Mrs. Anne Tucker, Ms. Ashley Nowak, and Mrs. Sheila Sedlock) for organizing and completing the St. Jude Mathathon with students.