Gateway School/Crossroads Middle students raised $600 for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society through a program called Pennies for Patients. The funds raised go directly to assist Maryland families with the medical expenses of children affected by cancer and toward Cancer Research.
The Gateway/Crossroads students participated in a Penny Carnival that was created by physical educator Gerry Georgiana. The Homeroom Seminar classes at Gateway/Crossroads created carnival themed games. These games cost a few cents, and all students were allowed to participate. Students brought in their own funds and each student was provided with funds from staff members to insure that all students could play each game at least three times. Students were able to win a variety of prizes ranging from school supplies, toiletries, and athletic apparel, to bicycles, air fryers, Foreman Grills, camping supplies, and remote control vehicles. Students in Kimani Jones’, Stacey Pickett’s and Beth Houck’s Seminar classes advertised the event, collected, and counted all funds raised. These students were able to earn Service Learning Hours towards their graduation requirements.
With the efforts of the Gateway/Crossroads students and staff, Carroll County Public Schools Central Office employees, Esquire of Union Bridge and Buffalo Wild Wings of Westminster, Gateway/Crossroads was able to raise the most money it ever has in the history of the school to fund the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.