Smith students’ stellar fundraising efforts

| May 7, 2019

Smith - Lock-in check1WEBSmith Middle School is the top fundraising school in all of central Pennsylvania in support of the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society – Smith’s hard-working students raised nearly $21,000 which will help fund studies and treatment for blood cancer.

During a celebration at Smith, students and fitness teacher Carrie Falduts presented a check to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society. In the photo, on the far left is Shannon Bolton  and on the far right is Chelsey Hall,  both with the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society. The 8th grade students and teacher in the photo, beginning from the second on the left and continuing to the second on the right are, Kara Peace, student senate treasurer; Meg Bailey, student senate president; Lina Dominguez, student senate vice president; Carrie Falduts, student senate advisor/fitness and wellness teacher; and Sarah Landis, student senate secretary,

Students raised the money through pledges to participate in the all-night “lock-in” at Smith. Various games and activities during the lock-in also raised additional money, for a grand total of $20,821. “The teachers and students I have encountered in the Solanco School District have been unequivocally inspiring, caring and supportive of one another and our community,” Chelsey Hall said.

This is the third year in a row that a lock-in has been held at Smith to raise money for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society. In those three years, Smith students have raised an astonishing $44,000 in support of leukemia/lymphoma patients and their families.


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Keith Kaufman is the Director of Community Relations for Solanco School District. 786-5617.

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