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Goretti students raise money for St. Jude children's hospital with bowling fundraiser

March 04, 2012
  • From left, St. Maria Goretti High School students Amanda Curtin, Ama Mitchual and Lyric McNeil participated in the bowlathon for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.
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St. Maria Goretti High School’s National Honor Society recently sponsored a bowlathon to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

More than 160 students took part in the event, which raised $2,533 for the research hospital.

Students each made a minimum donation of $15 to be out of uniform and bowl at Hagerstown’s Seven Ten family entertainment center, which provided discounts to Goretti to assist with the fundraiser. 

Bonnie Pratt, the honor society faculty adviser, recognized the unity among students in supporting St. Jude and participating in the fundraiser.

“We had a really great turnout from our students,” Pratt said. “I think it’s because they, along with their parents and our staff, realize that St. Jude’s is a special place, and that it makes a difference in the lives of so many young people.”

The bowlathon took place Feb. 3 as part of Catholic Schools Week.
Goretti honor society students helped organize the event, along with advisers Pratt and Genie Massey.

It was the 25th year that the school’s honor society has held a fundraiser for St. Jude.

St. Maria Goretti is a Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory school off Oak Hill Avenue  in Hagerstown.

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