Durfee Warriors Raise $5,276 for Pennies for Patients

Pictured are Durfee teacher, Ron Sais, Principal Dianna Mercado, and Asst. Principal Carlos Salcedo along with students who have raised more than $25 dollars for LLS. Those students are as follows: 1st Grade - Jonah Ramos Tavares, Valeria Acevedo and Jazmine Valdivia. 2nd Grade - Christan Alejo & Nathan Cisco. 3rd Grade - Aaron Martinez, Tristan Tran & Ashley Houng. 4th Grade - Isabel Ortiz, Arturo Ruiz, & Tara Ta. 5th Grade - Zuleyma Diaz, Rodger Faustino, & Samantha Quezada. 6th Grade - Edwin Rocha. 7th Grade - Leyna Thong, Katheryn Huynh, Alex Amador, Emily Trejo, Carina Avila, George Gudino, Tina Lam, Devanna Cabrera, & Ashley Choung. 8th Grade - Lindsey Gumar, Julianna Cativo, Elaine Huynh, Christian Alarid, and Sophia Ngo.

by Ronald Sais

El Monte

The Durfee Warriors have once again taken a stance to end cancer, more specifically leukemia and lymphoma.  For the last three years, students at Durfee School have aggressively raised funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), through their “Pennies for Patients” program. These efforts started when one of their own, a Durfee alumnus named Hector Sanchez, was diagnosed with leukemia.  Hector is now cancer-free, and the Durfee Warriors continue this philanthropic effort in his honor, and in memory of Bea Barney and Mr. Lindenmyer   Bea Barney was a phenomenal teacher at Norwood School, and Mr. Lindenemyer was the beloved husband of Mrs. Lindenmeyer, a 4th grade teacher a Durfee School.  Both lost their battle with leukemia a few year ago.  In total Durfee students raised $5,276. Who say’s kids can’t make a difference?

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