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Schools honored for supporting ‘Pennies' drive

Schools honored for supporting ‘Pennies for Patients’

Students in Gaston County Schools are learning that every cent really does count when you are raising money for a good cause.

Fourteen schools have been recognized for their multi-year involvement in the ‘Pennies for Patients’ fundraising program for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

In recent years, nine schools collected more than $10,000 for the program. They are:

▪ W.B. Beam Intermediate

▪ Bessemer City Central Elementary

▪ Cramerton Middle

▪ W.C. Friday Middle

▪ Hawks Nest STEAM Academy

▪ Mount Holly Middle

▪ New Hope Elementary

▪ Sadler Elementary

▪ Woodhill Elementary

Three schools have raised more than $15,000 for the program. They are:

▪ Page Primary

▪ Robinson Elementary

▪ Sherwood Elementary

For last school year, Page Primary had the sixth highest fundraising total in North Carolina.

Additionally, East Gaston High School and Stanley Middle School were recognized for raising more than $30,000 during the schools’ multi-year participation in the fundraising program.

During a recent Board of Education meeting, Robin Shaw of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society presented a plaque to Gaston County Schools for its multi-year support of the organization’s fundraising efforts.  Shaw shared that over the past 15 years, 48 schools in Gaston County have collected a total of $313,921 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

As we celebrate the Thanksgiving season, we salute our schools for always showing the true spirit of caring and giving!