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San Clemente Times
Bernice Ayer Middle School’s Peer Assistance Leadership class just wrapped up a Pennies for Patients fundraiser to help find and fund a cure for leukemia and lymphoma and other cancers of the blood. A contest was held between all fourth period classes and $2,355.16 was raised in two weeks. The top five earning classes were Mrs. Cummings PAL class at $470, Mrs. White’s science class with $260.05, Mrs. Gibson’s social studies class with $220.87 and Mrs. Welter’s ASB class at $213.87.
“All of the teachers really got involved this year and Mrs. White’s science class even did research and made posters educating students about Leukemia and Lymphoma’s effects on the body,” said teacher Toni Cummings. “This is the most we have ever raised.”
The PAL classes will donate the money in honor of two young people recently diagnosed with leukemia, Weston Rowan, a student at San Clemente High School, and an 11-month old baby girl, Harper Jacobsen.