Sixth graders raise at least $12K for charities

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More than 300 sixth graders made their way around the lower football field and tennis courts at Middlebrook School to raise money for three charities during their school’s annual Sixth Grade Walk-a-thon on Friday, April 28.

Each year, student volunteers on each sixth grade team research and present a charity idea to their teams, which then vote on which charity they wanted to support in the walk-a-thon.

Six Yellow chose to raise money for the St. Francis Foundation this year, while Six Green chose the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Six Red chose St. Jude’s Children's Hospital.

As of Wednesday, May 3, the teams had each raised more than $4,000 for their respective charities, said social studies teacher Luisa Nanos.