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POSTED: May 8, 2014 7:00 p.m.
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Cierra Aytch, left, and FCCLA President Alexis Allen display a donation check for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The students were part of a group that raised more than $3,000 through Pennies for Patients.

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Liberty County’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America club, with the help of agriculture teacher Jeci Bohannon and the student council, raised more than $3000 through Pennies for Patients, a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  
All fourth-block teachers at Liberty County High School participated in the fundraiser, which was especially important to the school because FCCLA officer Cierra Aytch has leukemia.
In the first week of the fundraiser, the classes collected nearly 200 pounds of change, all of which had to be counted and rolled.
The class that raised the most money per student won a pizza party. Rebecca Woods’ fourth-block class led the way with more than $326.38 for the cause.
Additionally, Principal Paula Scott challenged the school to raise $1,500 in one day. The students narrowly missed the goal, collecting more than $1,100.
Advisor Dr. Jana Shields said she was proud of the LCHS students and faculty, who worked together to raise $3,072.50 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The members of FCCLA who participated in the fundraiser also take part in Paws for a Cause, the school’s community-service organization.

 

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