Students chuck their change to help others
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The Grand County Middle School Honor Society officers hand Joel Redd, the coordinator for the Utah Foster Care Foundation, a check for money that was raised through the “Chuck-Your-Change” challenge.  Redd oversees the southeastern area of Utah. Redd provided a pizza lunch for the 7th & 8th grade advisory classes that donated the most money. Left to right: Principal Leslie Nussman, Alex Kennedy, public relations; Nate Torres, fund-raising chair; Redd, UFCF Coordinator; Jaymie Johnson, treasurer; Megan Zunich, president; and Joan Cannon, advisor. 		     Courtesy photo
The Grand County Middle School Honor Society officers hand Joel Redd, the coordinator for the Utah Foster Care Foundation, a check for money that was raised through the “Chuck-Your-Change” challenge.  Redd oversees the southeastern area of Utah. Redd provided a pizza lunch for the 7th & 8th grade advisory classes that donated the most money. Left to right: Principal Leslie Nussman, Alex Kennedy, public relations; Nate Torres, fund-raising chair; Redd, UFCF Coordinator; Jaymie Johnson, treasurer; Megan Zunich, president; and Joan Cannon, advisor. Courtesy photo
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Grand County Middle School’s Honor Society has been hosting its annual fundraiser for the Utah Foster Care Foundation called Chuck-Your-Change. The money will be used to help with foster children’s expenses for music lessons, sports team fees, Christmas gifts, etc.

This year students raised more than $1,228.

Every year teachers and students sign up to do some crazy things, if the money raised reaches certain amounts. This year there was goat-kissing, hair dyeing, leg waxing, pie throwing, and a Mill Creek plunge, to name a few.

It is an advisory competition. Last year the school raised $1,600. The fundraiser ran until Tuesday, Dec. 18. Businesses were welcome to donate, as were families and friends of students.

Joel Redd, Utah Foster Care Foundation coordinator, provided a pizza lunch for the 7th and 8th grade advisory classes that donated the most money. Mr. Estenson’s 8th grade advisory math class brought in over $400. Ms. Hartman‘s 7th grade science advisory, with the strings class of Ms. Stiles, brought in over $200. Businesses and families that contributed substantial amounts included Gearheads (Kennedys), Ovando Family, and the Ellison/Stenta Family.

“We want to thank Desert Rivers Credit Union for allowing us to use their coin-counting machine, saving us hours and hours of sorting and counting,” said Joan Cannon, advisor. “Friday, the teachers had pay-off day, when they had to do what they said they would do if certain amounts were raised.” 


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