A school dance at Pelion Middle School resulted in a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
On January 23 seventh-grade students presented a $1,000 donation to St. Jude. They formulated the idea for a fundraiser during Genius Hour, an inquiry-based project held one hour a week wherein students brainstorm to solve school and community issues.
PMS seventh-graders elected to fundraise with a student-led Winter Wonderland Dance. They ordered supplies, arranged food, decorated, and set up and maintained stations that offered face painting and green screen photos. Student organizers include Trinity Bruner, Jamal McKennan, Tye Murphy and Charlie Spires.