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Seventh Graders Raise $500 in Two Days for Service Learning Project

On Monday, March 21 and Tuesday, March 22, the seventh grade hosted a program called Hoops for Holga.

As part of their service learning in Religion class, through the Unbound program, the seventh grade adopted Holga. Holga is a 10-year old girl living in Guatemala. Because of an illness, Holga spends her life in a wheelchair. She lives with her mom, dad, and 3 siblings in an adobe house with a dirt floor. She can’t go to school because of her illness, but she loves playing with dolls and talking with her friends.

To help raise money to support 10-year old Holga in Guatemala, the girls came up with a bucketball program that they could play with students, faculty and staff in the classrooms and at recess.

Student and faculty brought in their dollars and each took 5 shots at the net. Winners moved on and were awarded prizes and bragging rights and by the end of the school day today, the seventh grade had raised $500 for Holga.

Congratulations to the bucketball winners: Alex H., Georgi K., Silvia B., and Sister Susan

“I’m so proud of them,” said Seventh-Grade Teacher Mrs. Nancy Buck. “They really had fun with it and we’ll hopefully be doing another fundraiser for Holga later in the spring.”

Congratulations on all your success with your fundraiser girls!

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