The WES campus is one of the smallest schools to participate in the contest that ran from Oct. 10 to Oct. 17. Each grade level from first to sixth competed against their class peers.
Local students who collected the most donations include Isabel Friedrichs, $95, first grade; Tanner Vanek, $225, second grade; Cooper Gillespie, $325, third grade; Danielle Dyche, $87, fourth grade; Jessica Bingenheimer, $60, fifth grade; Kendall Wendland, $79, sixth grade.
“Congratulations to the entire elementary campus on a very successful fund-raising effort and to the community for supporting not only the ongoing effort to knock out heart disease and stroke, but also for supporting our children,”
The 30th annual Jump Rope for Heart fund-raiser is hosted by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD). Since its initial beginning in 1978,
Jump Rope for Heart has raised more than $703 million for the fight against heart disease and stoke. Millions of students have jumped rope and learn about heart health and how proper nutrition and daily physical activity can help prevent heart disease and stoke.