Kindergarten through 5th grade students participated in jump roping competitions leading to a record 148 students who participated and raised more than $5,000, with all funds going to education, research and technology to help prevent heart disease.
The event was aimed at teaching heart healthy lifestyles and the importance of philanthropy while assisting in helping to stop heart disease.
Sonoraville Elementary received gift certificates from US Games which will be used to buy equipment for PE classes.
“Even though our total of $5,614.34 is lower than the last two years, it is still a great testament to our school motto ‘Strength in Every Student’, as well as our community, considering the hardships we’ve endured this year,” said JRFH program coordinator Bartt Gilreath.
The top Heart Heroes for each grade are:
Kindergarten: Braxton Coats - $110; Sheadon Owenby - $82; and Gavin Babb - $75.
Mrs. Kodi Phillips’ class was tops for all Kindergarten classes with $193 raised. Mrs. Katherine Worley’s class was second with $185.96.
First grade: Kalista Jarvis - $137; Landon Jarvis - $130; and Peyton Chastain - $120. Mrs. Sam Dutton’s class raised the most with $327.56, followed by Mrs. Stacy Cohea’s class with $222.26.
Second grade: Laura Worley - $100; Kaylie Humphries - $72; and Ansleigh Quarles - $67. Mrs. Monica Holt’s class took first place by raising $175. Mrs. Tiffany Stamey’s class was next with $153.40.
Third grade: Hannah Elmore - $283 (top Heart Hero for the school); Logan Thomas - $270 (top online Heart Hero - $250 and second overall); and Jaye Moore - $170. Mrs. Casey Evans’ class had the highest class total in 3rd grade (3rd overall) with $411.45. Mrs. Erin Childers’ class was a very close second with $410, and Mrs. Casey Hayward’s class raised $409.
Fourth grade: Janay West - $269 (3rd place overall Heart Hero); Jacey Carter - $90; and Brittlin Owenby - $82. Mrs. Jessica Gaither’s class raised the most in the school at $517. Mrs. Candace Godfrey’s class showed an effort of $195.
Fifth grade: Spencer Ford - $250 (4th overall); Stormy Hannah - $164.25; and Jadison Holbert – 66.23. Mrs. Becky Hulsey’s class raised $419 to get top class honors and second overall, while Mr. Travis Vaughan’s class was next totaling $325.17.