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Sorrick Students Raise More Than $5,400 for Cancer Research

Sorrick students raised more than $5,400 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in an annual fundraiser that has seen the school raise tens of thousands of dollars over the years.

Students attended an assembly at the school in February where District 117 alum Jonathan Janda, son of health clerk Marjie Janda, was the "honored hero."

The school held a three-week fundraising campaign that included such events as "Put a Cap on Cancer," "Clean Out Our Car Console Day," and Popcorn Day with help from the local PTA. 

When it was done, students raised more than $5,400 or an average of about $13 per student. Students and their parents donated coins, cash, checks and online donations. 

Ms. Koehler's morning class and Mrs. Gannon's afternoon class tied for the most money raised per student. The two classrooms will receive a pasta, salad and breadstick lunch courtesy of Olive Garden Restaurant.