Students in Dorchester School District Two donated $110,171.76 to the American Heart Association during the 2006-2007 school year. Seven district schools participated in Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart to raise money to support heart disease research and education. Fort Dorchester Elementary School ranked number one in the state and number nine in the nation with donations totaling $50,112. With $25,050.62 in donations, Knightsville Elementary School ranked number two in the state and number seventy-nine in the nation.
The district was number two in the state for contributions to this annual program for the American Heart Association.
Alissa Herrold, youth market director for the American Heart Association, congratulated the participating schools and the district for their continued support of these annual fundraising programs at the November 26th meeting of the District Two Board of Trustees.
She pointed out that through participation in Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart students learn to live healthy lifestyles while learning about cardiac health. Ms. Herrold commended the school program coordinators for their hard work and enthusiasm that engaged students, teachers, and parents in this worthwhile activity. Participating schools received physical education equipment vouchers totaling $5,900 along with additional educational materials and supplies from the American Heart Association.