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Pangborn students raise funds for Project Smile

May 04, 2012
  • The three Pangborn Elementary School students who raised the most for Project Smile are, from left, third place, Bobby Lopez, $139; second place, Olivia Tracy, $159; and first place, Hannah Zeger, $203. Project Smile organizer Andy Iverson, an art teacher at the school, is in the rear.
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The art students of teacher Andy Iverson at Pangborn Elementary School recently participated in Project Smile.

The purpose of Project Smile was to raise money and awareness for the charity Operation Smile. Operation Smile helps provide surgery for children who are born with cleft lip and other facial deformities. 

Through the help of a number of local companies, the school was able to provide prizes to the grade, class and students who raised the most funds. Prizes included art supplies, a pizza party and a reptile show. The three students who raised the most money got their choice between a limited edition Bustin Board skateboard or a painting by their art teacher.

After all the money was counted, the students raised $3,383. Because of their hard work and compassion, the students were able to help provide life-changing surgery for 14 children.

Because Project Smile was such a huge success, each student in the school received an electric toothbrush.

The grade level that raised the most was third grade. The class that raised the most was Jessica Fath’s third-grade class.

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