Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS)
Prince William County Public Schools was recently recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) for being the top fundraiser for the state in 2016-17 out of 117 participating school districts. PWCS is Number 16 out of 1,200 school divisions nationwide.
Schools raise money through AHA’s Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart campaigns. The School Division’s fundraising efforts totaled over $264,000. AHA representative Marjorie Churchbourne shared the good news at a recent School Board meeting.
Rosa Parks Elementary led the way, raising $24,131. Their campaign was coordinated by Trish Chimento, physical education teacher; Audrey Boron, physical education teacher assistant; Principal Sue Danielson and Assistant Principal Richard Terrillion.
Springwoods Elementary raised $20,269. Cory Love, physical education teacher; Christine Rodzevik, physical education teacher assistant; Principal Janeene Mainor and Assistant Principal Ken Burton coordinated the campaign at Springwoods.
Marshall Elementary raised $17,417. Liz Walsh, physical education teacher; Kathy Boyle, physical education teacher assistant; Principal Kristin Waldrop and Assistant Principal Debbie Quattlebaum coordinated the campaign at Marshall.
Several other schools also participated, including the following elementary schools: Alvey, Gravely, T. Clay Wood, Chris Yung, Victory, Haymarket, Old Bridge, Penn, Signal Hill, Piney Branch, Pattie, Henderson, Antietam, Ashland, Bristow Run, Sudley, Marumsco Hills, Leesylvania, Kerrydale, Rockledge, Tyler, Buckland Mills, Kyle R. Wilson, McAuliffe, Vaughan, Belmont, River Oaks, Cedar Point, Ellis, Occoquan, Neabsco, Mary Williams, Coles, Mullen, Kilby, Dale City, Featherstone, Dumfries, Yorkshire and Fitzgerald.
Beville Middle, Graham Park Middle and Hampton Middle, Forest Park High School and The Nokesville School also raised money for AHA.