Letter to the Editor

School nurse commends Cloverdale students, staff

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

To the Editor,

I would like to take this opportunity to commend the students and staff of the Cloverdale High School.

Last month, the high school supported the Pennies for Patients Campaign with a competition among the fourth period classes.

This campaign helped raise funds and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The money raised goes to fund research and patient services for folks with blood cancers. Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children under the age of 20.

The response to this great cause was overwhelming. Our students and staff raised over $1,700 in one week!

The 17 students from Ms. Allyn Anderson's fourth period pre-calculus class raised over $600. This was truly spectacular.

Ms. Wagner's, Mr. Frye's and Mrs. Grimes' classes were included in the top four groups.

The front office staff raised the most money in the competition between high school office areas. A special thanks to the clinic cadets and volunteers that counted all that change!

In today's world, it seems the only things we hear about our youth are filled with negativity.

We do have many young people that care about their local community and the world around them.

This was very much in evidence last month in Cloverdale.

Lisa Baker

School Nurse