Of the 17 Jefferson County schools that participated in the 2014 season of Mini Relays for Life, Edison Local School District's Stanton Elementary School came out on top, raising $6,201.75.
That was part of the overall grand total of $39,746.24 raised by high schools that held mini relays, middle schools that organized field days, elementary schools that conducted relay recesses, or, in the case of the Stratton Seacats, a swim-a-thon coordinated by Jen Sperry, Connie Rohall and Darlene Sperry that generated $1,671.
All the money went toward the Steubenville Area Relay for Life sponsored by the Jefferson County Unit of the American Cancer Society.
TOP MONEY WINNER — Stanton Elementary School claimed special honors as the top money earner among the 17 schools involved in the 2014 Mini Relay for Life season to benefit the Steubenville Area Relay for Life sponsored by the Jefferson County Unit of the American Cancer Society. The school raised $6,201.75. Bethani Barsch, center, ACS staff partner, presented a plaque of appreciation to school relay coordinators Mary Ann Hoobler, left, and Nancy Davis.
COORDINATORS — Karen Lundquist, left, and Connie Crawford are the masterminds behind a mini-relay concept involving local schools that have raised awareness about cancer and generated thousands of dollars in the process to benefit the local Relay for Life and American Cancer Society. Shown with one of many photo boards showcasing schools participating this year, the duo explained that 17 schools participated this year either with relay recesses for elementary schools; field days for middle schools; or mini-relays for older students, generating $39,746.24 to benefit this year’s Steubenville Area Relay for Life sponsored by the Jefferson County Unit of the American Cancer Society. The two are shown with one of several photo boards showcasing schools involved.
-- Janice Kiaski
Stanton Elementary School's relay recess was coordinated by Mary Ann Hoobler and Nancy Davis, who were awarded a plaque by Bethani Barsch, ACS staff partner, during the relay held June 13-14 at the Robert Kettlewell Memorial Stadium at Indian Creek High School, Wintersville.
Other schools, their totals and coordinators were:
High School Mini Relays
Edison, $4,628.81, Cathy Shepherd and Darlene Mason.
Toronto, $3,206.42, Tabitha Merideth and Maureen Taggart.
Steubenville, $1,773, Jennifer Fouty and Jeff Lombardo.
Catholic Central, $1,707.50, Sarah Cunningham.
Indian Creek, $800, Julie Robinson.
Middle School Field Days
Indian Creek, $2,049.50, Michelle Minto.
Harding, $575, Katie Eskridge and Jennifer Fortunato.
Bishop John King Mussio, $189, Theresa Danaher (moon and stars).
Elementary School Relay Recesses
John Gregg, $4,513.75, Alicia Hartman.
Pugliese West, $3,857.26, Josh Meyer.
Hills, $3,025, Melissa Brown.
Indian Creek, $1,848.05, Crystal Hammack, Christina Haught and Brittany Sperlazza.
Karaffa, $1,530, Jen Dickinson, Jen Matyas and Jen Gillis.
Wells Academy, $1,500, Cheryl Rubish.
Bishop John King Mussio, $607.20, LeeAnn Emmerling.
Karen Lundquist and Connie Crawford, coordinators of the mini relay concept involving local schools that has raised awareness about cancer and generated thousands of dollars in the process to benefit the ACS, expressed their appreciation to all those who helped make the events a success.
"Their continuing dedication, time, effort and innovative fundraising went above and beyond," they said. "Your are truly super heroes," they added, referring to this year's relay theme, "I Relay - What's Your Super Power."