Cornerstone Students Raise $11,500 for American Heart Association
Students at Cornerstone Academy just completed its 7th year participating in The American Heart Association’s annual fundraiser “Jump Rope for Heart.”
Cornerstone principal, Natalee Long said, “This effort is designed to bring heart health awareness to students through physical activity, as well as the importance of raising funds to benefit those who suffer from heart health issues. We are delighted that our students are so excited to ‘give back’ to the community by supporting this important fundraiser.”
Under the direction of Mr. Coker (P.E. Teacher) students take action by jump roping for an entire school day and collecting funds from friends and family members. This year the students set a goal of raising $10,000.
The 650 students ‘exceeded’ their goal by collecting $11,500. In fact, since 2008 Cornerstone students have raised over $40K for the organization. Ms. Long went on to say, “We are proud of our students and plan to continue supporting AHA in the future.”
Dave Cash, President of Charter School Specialists also commented, “As Cornerstone’s sponsor, we are privileged to work with such dedicated staff and students. In a day when academic growth is nearly all that is considered when valuing schools, Cornerstone not only excels academically, but also excels in helping students understand their value as a member of the community.
Read the full article from the Ohio Coalition for Quality Education here.