By Tiara Jones, News Writer

Keenan participated in the Pasta for Pennies fundraiser during the month of February. The fundraiser raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Keenan collected $528.77 during the fundraiser.  Business Education Teacher Mrs. Charnice Ray’s 1A class raised $84.58 to win the school competition.

“I knew we were going to win because my class was giving a lot,” Ray said.

She said her class’ success was due to everyone enjoying the friendly competition and because they knew the proceeds were meant for a good cause.

“My class was motivated and excited,” Mr. Fredys Castro, Spanish Teacher, said.

He said his students were happy with what they accomplished.  Senior Marcus Bishop echoed these feelings.

“I felt like it wasn’t a competition; we were just doing a good thing for a good cause that plenty of people can relate to,” Bishop said.