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 Chase students jump rope for heart health

June 8, 2017 

Students from Emma C. Chase Elementary School are doing their part to fight heart disease.

This month, students took their turn jumping rope and playing games during the school’s annual Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser.
The event raises money for the American Heart Association, which funds lifesaving heart and stroke research and community and educational programs for youth.

 Physical education teacher Tamara Coney first caught wind of the event seven years ago. While the event serves to promote awareness and to help contribute to the cure, she says it also encourages students to live healthy lifestyles.

This year, Chase surpassed their goal of $5000 and raised $5,177.75.

Fourth grader Morris Germann was the top fundraiser and raised $720 on his own. His hard work and dedication is being recognized by all, as the school gymnasium will now be known as the Morris Germann Gymnasisum (for one year.)

Morris and his fourth grade classmates Alex Langowsky and Neha Chetivaar were also recognized as top earners. They raised $275 and $265, respectively.

The top fundraisers were rewarded by throwing pies at Mr. Frandino during a fun building-wide assembly.