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Heritage fundraiser a slam dunk

December 14, 2009

When people think of fundraisers, a shoot-a-thon might not be the first thing that comes to mind.

This year, however, the Heritage Academy shoot-a-thon was a great success.

In order to participate, students had to have sponsors and raise at least $50. Students then had 10 minutes to make as many baskets as possible.

The third-grade class raised the most money in the elementary, and had the opportunity to play a basketball game against the varsity team, whose members were only allowed to use one hand.

This year, a new competition was added in the high school. The sophomores raised the most money, so the participants from their class were taken to Sheetz for lunch.

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Male and female winners in the individual competitions were as follows:

K-4 and K-5, Cody Miller and Leah Fisler; first and second grades, Miciah Clark and Shelby Corbett; third and fourth grades, Tyler Horst and Amy Gaylor; fifth and sixth grades, David Fisler and Chloe Prejean.

In the high school, the individual winners were as follows:

Seventh to ninth grades, Alex Cosner and Hannah Gaylor; and 10th to 12th grades, Aaron Clark and Kathleen Kidd.

The event raised $4,000 for the athletic department. The proceeds will go toward the cost of referees during the sports seasons.

"Heritage has been blessed by a wonderful group of students," said Shelby Lowry, the school's athletic director.

- Kenny Sterner

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