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Madrid Middle School Students Support the Philippines Relief Effort

Michele Earle

Students at Madrid Middle School lent their support to relief efforts in the Philippines as
the country recovers from Typhoon Haiyan which struck central Philippines on November 8.
Madrid’s fund-raising effort, led by the school’s College Preparatory Skills (CPS) class, inspired students to reach out and help those in need.
CPS students were out in front of the school with collection cans as students arrived to start the day.  The fundraising campaign encouraged everyone to contribute $1 in exchange for a free dress day.
Under the direction of teacher, Jane Syftestad, the students created signs, decorated the collection cans and collected and helped count the money.  A total of $650 was raised by the students and staff.
“As a school we really wanted to do something to help the typhoon victims in the Philippines,” said Syftestad.
“My students were excited to put the fundraiser together and be a part of a worthwhile cause to help others.”

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