Students at McEowen Elementary School made sure their hard work added up to something special for children in need.
The students participated in a math-a-thon in February and raised $6,635 for Children’s Mercy Hospital. The students collected pledges based on the number of problems completed in a math booklet. This year’s event was interrupted by snow and virtual learning days but included a new online giving option for supporters.
Thirty-eight students who each raised over $100 will take a trip to the park for lunch this spring. Those students include Madyson Hineman, Lucas Grah, Blaire Cecil, Mariah Coffey, Caroline Marshall, Raymond Sharp, Lyla Knox, Jackson Fleshman, Preston Neal, Aaron Osborn, Addie Knox, Kennady McNeal, Brenya Rinehart, Natalie Bell, Adaline Miller, Zoey Domnick, Chrishell Eggers, Jaxon Magoffin, Jaycee Saling, Alex Bollinger, Elise Teeter, Maddox Elgen, Kylee Murray, Laryssa Motzkus, Taylor Hollingsworth, Avery Spangler, Ella Enderle, Paityn Armstrong, Isabella Bylina, Eli Torres, Brier Owens, Mary Drabant, Mollie Moylan, Jayden Joyce, Jaxsyn Little, Christian Crook, Bryer Witherspoon, and Caleb Malone.
Additional fundraising incentives included a feature in the school’s assembly videos, pizza party, and extra recess.
The funds raised are designated for the Child Life program at Children’s Mercy in memory of Cade Filer. Child Life’s purpose is to help the children who are spending time at CMH continue to be children. Child Life also provides education for both the child and family to help them feel more at ease with medical procedures.
Over the last 12 years, McEowen students have raised over $57,600 for Children’s Mercy Hospital.
The math-a-thon was organized by McEowen Counselor Taylor Chandler and teacher Missy Eddleman.