Students at Clinton Elementary School in Clinton celebrated their best year yet in participating in the American Heart Association’s youth program, now called the Kids Heart Challenge.
One hundred and fifteen students in grades 3 to 5 raised $9,377.04 to support the American Heart Association, while learning about healthy living. This is the most money students at Clinton have raised in their 21 years of participating in the program.
On Thursday, June 22, the school community celebrated its accomplishment. Teachers, the principal and even the school superintendent let the kids cover them in silly string, pie, paint, slime and shaving cream.
In addition to the fundraising, 18 students completed Finn’s Mission, named for a child who has had 18 open-heart surgeries. As part of Finn’s mission, students use the Kids Heart Challenge app to take different steps to reach their fundraising goal, and enjoy activities connected to health and wellness. As part of Finn’s Mission, 25 Clinton Elementary School families also learned Hands-Only CPR.
For information about being part of the Kids Heart Challenge, contact [email protected].