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USJ Students Raise Money for St.Jude with Math-a-Thon

By Casey Palmer
By cpalmer@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn. - Local students have been solving math problems
in an effort to raise money for cancer research.

For the last two weeks, nearly 600 students from University School of Jackson have been participating in the St. Jude Math-a-Thon program. The fundraiser encourages students to solve math problems to raise money for the St. Jude Children's Hospital.

"Sometimes doctors may not have their money to be able to figure out cures and that is why we have St. Jude Math-a-Thon,'' said Zakary Henson a fourth grade USJ student.

The students goal was to raise $30,000 for the research center. The students raised over $64,000, a record for the school.