White Marsh Students Raise “Pennies for Patients”


Tracey Dickerson’s 4th grade class raised the most funds and earned a Pizza Party from Olive Garden (pictured, with Guidance Counselor Anne Rosen and Principal Sherry Bowen).

White Marsh Elementary students participated in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients fundraiser, program that gives students the unique experience of working together to help raise awareness and funds in honor of thousands of children and adults fighting against blood cancers! For 3 weeks, students brought in spare change and bills to donate to this worthy cause raising a total of $2,696.32. Ten classrooms raised over $100, 2 raised over $200, and Mrs. Dickerson’s Grade 4 class collected $309.45 winning the gold pennant and a pizza part from Domino’s. The students, parents, grandparents and the White Marsh community as a whole really pitched in to make this effort a success. Thanks to all involved, they exceeded their original goal of $2,000!

Other medal winning classes were:
Mrs. Gencel’s 4th Grade                 $283.51 (silver)
Dr. Davis’ 5th Grade                        $244.11 (silver)
Mrs. Tuckers’ K class                       $112.78 (bronze)
Mrs. Bryan’s 1st Grade                    $114.70 (bronze)
Ms. Ryan’s 1st Grade                       $108.02 (bronze)
Mrs. Shafer’s 1st Grade                   $191.63 (bronze)
Mrs. Weems 2nd Grade                  $160.12 (bronze)
Mr. Elliott’s 3rd Grade                    $138.32 (bronze)
Mrs. Johnson’s 3rd Grade              $172.12 (bronze)
Ms. Miller’s 3rd Grade                    $139.20 (bronze)
Mrs. Thomson’s 4th Grade            $162.05 (bronze)
Mrs. Dyott’s 5th Grade                   $105.83 (bronze)

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