In honor of American Heart Month, Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School students and staff members once again participated in a Jump Rope for Heart event and raised $13,460 for the American Heart Association.
The event, organized by physical education teacher Maria Amoscato, was widely attended by students in all grades. During the voluntary after-school program, attendees demonstrated their jump-roping skills to the beat of popular music, and through their participation collected donations for the worthy cause.
In addition, students, teachers and even parents competed in jump-off contests. The event culminated with a Chinese auction, filled with a variety of prizes, and fifth-grader Jared Massa being named the top student-fundraiser with his donation of $1,000.
Photo Caption: Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School students raised $13,460 during this year’s Jump Rope for Heart event.
Photo courtesy of the Rocky Point School District