Barbourville students again surpass St. Jude Math-a-thon goal

Photos submitted Pictured are the students who received shirts after earning at least $35 each.
Photos submitted
Pictured are the students who received shirts after earning at least $35 each.

Special to the Mountain Advocate

Photos submitted Fifth grader Stephen Smith is this year’s St. Jude Math-a-thon fundraising champion. Stephen earned more individual money than anyone else in the Barbourville Elementary School. Congratulations to Stephen and thank you for helping our school so much in this annual event.
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Fifth grader Stephen Smith is this year’s St. Jude Math-a-thon fundraising champion. Stephen earned more individual money than anyone else in the Barbourville Elementary School. Congratulations to Stephen and thank you for helping our school so much in this annual event.

Students at the Barbourville Elementary School have again surpassed their St. June Math-a-thon goal by raising an amazing $5,000.83. Students at the school have raised over $5,000 each of the last four years, helping many children at the Memphis facility. Sherry Stark’s class won the movie/popcorn for raising the most in the primary grades, and Angie Stewart’s class won the party for raising the most in the intermediate grades.

The St. June Children’s Research Hospital sent the school an itemized list of the way the money sent to them by the Barbourville School was spent. Some of the uses for the money included one ultrasound study costing over $2,500, one child-sized wheel chair costing over $700, one spinal tap, one day of oxygen, one platelet transfusion, etc. The Barbourville students were so very grateful that they could help the children in such wonderful and helpful ways.

Way to go Barbourville Elementary for another annual job well done!