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Students raise nearly $5K for American Heart Association

May 30, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer

Shoshoni Elementary School students recently put their jump roping skills toward a good cause and raised nearly $5,000.

Janie Nirider said her physical education students raised $4,543 for the American Heart Association.

"The kids enjoy raising the money to give to others with 'sick hearts,'" Nirider said. "I am proud of my kids for raising that much money this year."

Nirider said it is the most Shoshoni students have raised for an event.

She reminded her students that it does not matter if they raise only $5 -- every bit helps.

"The students earn 'thank you incentives' depending on how much they raised," she said.

The students received pledge envelopes a week before the jump rope event and received donations from friends and family members.

"Then for a week, during our regular elementary PE classes, we did many different types of jump roping with short ropes, long ropes, partner jumping, group jumping and other rope games and activities," Nirider said. "This way, all students get to participate, not just the ones that signed up to raise money."

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