Fulton School News

Small but Mighty

The 6th grade class -- 12 ambitious young people -- ran the school store during lunch periods this year, hosted Friday Hot Dog sales, Snowcone Sales, and Dessert Days with all proceeds benefiting their end-of-the-year philanthropy project. All tolled, they raised $6,021!

In late spring, each 6th grader researched local charities that might benefit from their donation. Votes were taken and the top charities came in to the classroom to give short presentations about their work and efforts.

This year, the students voted to give $3,000 of their profits to the St. Louis POTS Community. This organization is a local support group for patients, friends and family members who have POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome). The money will be used to sponsor seminars and spread awareness about POTS in the local St. Louis area.

The check was presented by students Blas Urbano and Coen Key to STL POTS ambassadors Brad and Jenny Key.

The other $3,000 was gifted to the school -- next year the students will enjoy new Raspberry Pi microcomputers and a screenprinting kit for the MakerSpace Program, all new microwaves in the Dining Room, a new stovetop/oven in the Kitchen, and new Upper School soft spaces. 

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