GCMS classes rally to support foster care
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GCMS students raised nearly $1,500 to support the Utah Foster Care Foundation. Pictured, from left: Aly Bertoch, Paige Shumway, Lexi Carroll, Brighton Torgerson, Joel Redd (Foster Care Foundation representative), Jacob Knight, Zane Maher-Young and Daytona Stewart. 
				 Photo courtesy Grand County School District
GCMS students raised nearly $1,500 to support the Utah Foster Care Foundation. Pictured, from left: Aly Bertoch, Paige Shumway, Lexi Carroll, Brighton Torgerson, Joel Redd (Foster Care Foundation representative), Jacob Knight, Zane Maher-Young and Daytona Stewart. Photo courtesy Grand County School District
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Chuck-Your-Change is an annual fundraiser that the Grand County Middle School Honor Society sponsors to benefit the Utah Foster Care Foundation. This year, Joel Redd of the Utah Foster Care Foundation accepted a check from honor society in the amount of $1,492.70 on Friday, Dec. 15.

GCMS students Aly Bertoch, Zane Maher-Young and Chelsea Goudswaard were just a few of those who gathered donations from businesses and members of the community during the drive. The Honor Society also donated $200 from their fund-raising efforts this year.

Advisory classes at GCMS are in competition to raise the most money, with the highest-earning 7th and 8th grade classes winning a pizza lunch, provided by the foundation. This year, Mr. Secrist’s 8th grade class and Mrs. Lance’s 7th grade class, received a free lunch of salad, pizza, pop, oranges, and brownies. Mrs. Martin’s 7th grade class was so close to being a winner, however, that her class was awarded a treat of donuts and apple juice. Some of the businesses, employees, and customers who contributed were Moab Family Medicine, Moab Regional Hospital surgical services, Moab Aquatic Center, Turner Lumber, Tumbleweed and SOS Job Services.

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