Pennies for Patients drive during February saw students competing to see which homeroom could raise the most money.
Some students at Crossroads South Middle School are proving that a little spare change can go a long way. Throughout February, students in the school's Gamma unit participated in a fundraiser called "Pennies for Patients" to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. When the final tally came in, the students raised $2,000 for LLS, which they presented to an LLS representative during a jubilant ceremony at the school last week. "A friend of mine from high school has a job with LLS and asked if we'd be willing to participate in Pennies for Patients to help families affected by the disease," said social studies teacher Michael Bottino. "I expected we would maybe raise $500. But the kids took off running with the idea and before you know …
Our Whiz Kid of the Week is Sunny Reddy, a sixth-grader from St. Augustine of Canterbury School.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Davy James
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
As students grow in the digital age, a strong background in technology can give them a head start on their future. That's why we're happy to recognize St. Augustine of Canterbury School sixth-grader Sunny Reddy as Whiz Kid of the Week. Last month, Sunny was announced as a winner of the New Jersey Association for Educational Technology's Six Sounds in Search of an Author Contest. He won top prize out of 120 submitted entries from across the state for the Middle School Comedy/Romance category. Sunny created a one-minute long podcast that included six sound effects: a striking match, an engine roar, a beating heart, cricket chirps, a ringing phone and a splash. “I was very impressed with Sunny’s Podcast, 'Diet Water,' which was a parody …