USJ students prove biggest St. Jude Math-A-Thon fundraisers
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NORTH JACKSON — University School of Jackson students collected thousands of dollars in pledges and donations Friday for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In recent years, USJ has been one of the top Math-A-Thon donors in the country. The school broke the nationwide all-time record when students raised about $66,000 in 2013. This year, the students raised around $77,000, which St. Jude says is the highest on record. USJ students in Jr. Cubs through fifth grade participate in the Math-A-Thon every year. The guidance counselor says it’s a teaching lesson for students. “I feel it’s important to teach them to give and helping others, so that’s what I stress to the kids, and we talk a lot about the children at the hospital and that they are sick and they need our help so we just spend the whole day doing math problems and try to raise as much money as we can,” said USJ guidance counselor Laura Moore.