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Alcott Fifth Grade Students Raise $500 for Cancer Research


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By Hannah Chambers, Student Reporter

 

 

Recently two fifth grade students who attend Alcott Elementary School – Kaitlyn Gardner and Lily Burky – did a research project on cancer.  These two young ladies decided they wanted to take their project a step further, so they brainstormed a way to earn money to help fund a cure for cancer.  First, they shared their research with the principal and seven different classrooms.  Kaitlyn and Lily then decided to ask the entire fifth grade of Alcott to wear bright, neon colors and bring in a dollar on May 19.  On the 19th, almost the entire fifth grade wore bright colors and brought in a dollar, or more.  Many fourth graders helped too!  At the end of the day, they had raised nearly $500 dollars to fund a cure for cancer!  The initiative shown by these young ladies is inspiring to many people, including their teacher, Mrs. Amici.