Seventh Ward math-a-thon

Seventh Ward Elementary students recently raised more than $3,600 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through the school’s annual Math-a-thon. Pictured, front row from left, are Mary Katherine Harrell, Merritt Strahan, Bennett Dumas, Emma Holleman, Benjamin Poirrier, Aniley Strahan, Brendon Beasley, and Brooke Bass. Pictured, back row from left, are Lydia Dyer, Chlea Bellony-Ho-a-Sim, Noah White, Eric Nguyen, Sydney Goodwin, Grady Smith, Ryne Sweat, and Josie Digirolamo. Not pictured are Carter Fortier, Brogan Spears, Scarlett Krafft, Catie McCarroll, Gia Melito, and Sadie Foster.

DENHAM SPRINGS -- Seventh Ward Elementary students put their math skills to the test.

And the results could save lives.

Twenty-two students participated in the school’s annual “Math-a-thon,” which tasked them with solving math equations to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

This event is a fundraiser that improves students’ math skills while also teaching them the importance of helping others. Friends and family members provided donations to the students after they completed a series of math problems.

This year, students raised more than $3,600.

The students were under Tiffany Battistella, instructional coach/fifth grade teacher. Faculty sponsors were Lynn Swetledge and Dana Smith.

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