The Johnston County Board of Education and the American Heart Association recognized the schools that raised the most money for the association over the 2016-2017 school year. Johnston County Public Schools is a proud partner with the American Heart Association. Each year, elementary and middle schools participate in fundraising events such as Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart.
Michelle Gray, Senior Youth Market Director, attended the November Board of Education meeting to honor and recognize the continued support of the school system, as well as celebrate the funds raised during the past school year.
River Dell Elementary was recognized for raising the most money among elementary schools, with a total of $17, 652.37. Cleveland Middle was recognized for raising the most money among middle schools. Cleveland Middle raised $3,449.11. Selma Elementary was recognized for having the Top Student Participation in the district, with 356 kids donating to the American Heart Association. Johnston County Public Schools was recognized for being the fifth highest fundraising school district in the state, raising a total of $178,159.
Photographed (from left) are Selma Elementary Principal Suzanne Mitchell, Cleveland Middle Principal Sarah Reynolds, American Heart Association Senior Youth Market Director Michelle Gray, and River Dell Elementary Principal Chad Jewett.