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James Monroe Junior Honor Society Raises $3,000 to Fight Leukemia

Pennies for Pasta fund raiser brought in the most of any APS mid-school.

The National Junior Honor Society at James Monroe Middle School brought in more than $3,000 for the National Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in its Pennies for Pasta campaign. 

At a tally of $3,073.84, James Monroe students raised more than any other middle school in APS, and the ninth-most in the state. The NJHS, sponsored by teacher Cindy Dennis, coordinated a school-wide competition between classrooms to raise the most money for the cause. 

Many schools participate in a similar fundraising effort, in which organizations ask donors—students and teachers, in this case—for their spare change. Even if they raise money a few pennies at a time, it all adds up. 

In this case, they called the campaign Pennies for Pasta because the top money-raising class won a pasta lunch. 

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. The mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

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