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Blackduck Schools hold Pennies For Patients fundraiser

In February, the high school student council challenged all the students to participate in the "Pennies For Patients" fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

In the today today, there are very few families who have not been touched by cancer. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society uses the funds raised to research blood cancers and provides free information and support services.

The elementary school and the high school were in competition against each other along with contests between grade levels and classrooms.

In the end, the elementary claimed victory raising $983.26 to the high school's $276.

The fourth grade won the grade level rivalry. Mrs. McKeeman's fourth grade class won the individual classroom challenge.

The staff also participated in the fundraiser with a silent auction in each of the staff lounges. Staff and community organizations donated many items. The silent auction raised $508.50. The grand total of this effort benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society totaled $1,767.76.