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By Beka Compton
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Waitsburg Elementary students raise more than $5,000 for Jump for Heart


March 11, 2021

Beka Compton

Waitsburg School Superintendent Mark Pickel during the second round of Silly String.

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg Elementary students spent the first couple weeks of the year raising funds for the American Heart Association. The students raised a grand total of $5,185.96, breaking the school's record with ease.

Established in 1983, Jump for Heart is an AHA program that raises vital money for research, while simultaneously encouraging exercise and healthy diets while teaching about heart health. The Jump for Heart program ends with a Jump-Off Day, where kids get to play jump rope games. Last year, Jump Off Day was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic that shut schools down completely....

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