A student committee supervised by 7th grade ELA teacher Jessica Matz planned the fund- raising efforts and included: Evie Arnold, Hannah Austin, Lane Barnhouse, Rayna Boyer, Kaley Conrad, Bri Fink, Natalie Hostetler, Landri Kindy, Mariah Michaels, Carter Nussbaum, Ellise Raber, and Isabelle Rohrer.
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DALTON The Dalton Middle School 7th and 8th grade classes wrapped up their fundraiser inspired by the book “A Long Walk to Water” by Linda Sue Park.
After collecting donations and holding a bake sale, they raised $3,574, which will help rehabilitate an existing well and establish a hygiene program for a village in South Sudan, Africa, according to information provided by 7th grade ELA teacher Jessica Matz.
Students who helped raise money in the 7th and 8th grade spent two hours last Friday playing volleyball, floor is lava, and capture the flag. Many were exhausted, but that was nothing compared to the exhaustion children their age exert to carry water back and forth daily, Matz wrote.
Thanks to all who helped gather donations and purchase baked goods, those children can now spend their time going to school and improving their life instead of spending countless hours carrying water and suffering from water borne diseases. Special thanks to Home Appliance, Orrville Veterinary Clinic, Kidron Electric, J. Horst Manufacturing, Steph Troyer, Erin Yoh, Rachel Augspurger, and all the families, friends, and DMS staff for their generous donations to support their cause.
This was the second time DMS raised money to support the Water for South Sudan organization. Fund raising was planned by a student committee and su-pervised by Matz. Seventh grade committee members included: Evie Arnold, Hannah Austin, Lane Barnhouse, Rayna Boyer, Kaley Conrad, Bri Fink, Natalie Hostetler, Landri Kindy, Mariah Michaels, Carter Nussbaum, Ellise Raber, and Isabelle Rohrer.