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Clarion Area Elementary Raises Nearly $1500 for American Cancer Society

Monday, June 10, 2019 @ 12:06 AM

Posted by exploreClarion

clarion-area-checkCLARION, Pa. – Clarion Elementary School students participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay Recess program last week and raised nearly $1500.

(PHOTO: Left to right – American Cancer Society Representative Nikki Carey, Event Organizers Jessica Carbaugh (1st Grade Teacher) and Angie Magagnotti (Physical Education Teacher), and Clarion Elementary School Principal Roger Walter)

The Relay Recess program engages students in the Relay For Life movement by providing information about cancer education, physical fitness activities, fundraising, and community service. Each day of the week, students focused on a different area of cancer prevention including sun safety, tobacco education, physical fitness, and nutrition.

Students ended the week focusing on the physical fitness component by participating in their annual Field Day. One of this year’s highlights was getting the opportunity to dunk their principal, Mr. Walter, and several of their teachers including, Mr. Martz, Mr. Uckert, and Mr. Cullo in a dunk tank!

In addition to learning about cancer prevention, students created banners in their classrooms to provide support and encouragement that will be sent to the Relay For Life of Venango County. They also decorated luminaria bags in memory or honor of those that have battled cancer.

At the conclusion of the events, Clarion Elementary presented the American Cancer Society with a check for $1,456.

“Clarion Elementary would like to thank everyone who donated towards Relay Recess and Field Day including, parents, teachers, staff members, Seth Babington and Clarion Rehabilitation Services, Clarion Elementary PTO, McDonald’s of Clarion, and Brian Acey,” said organizer Jessica Carbaugh in a release issued by the school.

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