Pictured, from left, are Gateway/Crossroads staff and students: social studies teacher Kimani Jones, Samantha Griffith, Ryan DuBois, Tynia Peterson, physical education teacher Terry Brant, Alyson Caltrider, Cheyene Tucker, Zoe Knight, Skyler Dorsey, and principal Bryan Wetzel. The school raised money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society through a Pennies for Patients fundraiser. - Original Credit: Submitted Photo
Pictured, from left, are Gateway/Crossroads staff and students: social studies teacher Kimani Jones, Samantha Griffith, Ryan DuBois, Tynia Peterson, physical education teacher Terry Brant, Alyson Caltrider, Cheyene Tucker, Zoe Knight, Skyler Dorsey, and principal Bryan Wetzel. The school raised money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society through a Pennies for Patients fundraiser. - Original Credit: Submitted Photo (HANDOUT)

Gateway/Crossroads students participated in the Pennies for Patients fundraiser for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society for the fourth year in a row. The money goes toward paying medical expenses of Maryland families who have children that have cancer. The school raised $285.91, surpassing the $250 goal.

To help achieve this fundraising goal, Gateway/Crossroads held a Penny Carnival inspired by Jerry Georgiana. The homeroom classes developed carnival-themed games and students paid for the games with pennies that they had and pennies donated by staff members. Students were able to win both small and large items, provided by staff members. Each year the school has exceeded its fundraising goal, and this year was the most money ever raised. Students in Kimani Jones' and Terry Brant's seminar class led the fundraising campaign and earned Service Learning Hours.



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