S2S at Rolla Junior High made sure students at Rolla Junior High remembered our country’s wounded veterans. The group sponsored Operation Wounded Warrior, a weeklong competition between over 30 Pride Time classes. The fundraiser raised over $1,350 to support the Wounded Warrior Project.
The Wounded Warrior Project is a national program that supports our soldiers that have been wounded in combat. It helps the soldier make the transition from the battlefield and become assimilated back into society when they return home by providing programs that will help with the process.
This project helped students remember the brave men and women that have been disabled as a result of serving their country who are giving selflessly every day to keep us safe and free from harm. It gave students a way to show their thanks by showing their support of this cause. It helped students realize that they can make a difference in the life of a soldier just by participating.
The competition challenged each student to sacrifice a soda, an ice cream, or a bag of chips and donate $1.11 for the cause.
The class with the greatest average daily participation and the class raising the most money won an Ice Cream Party.
The classes with the greatest average daily participation were: First place, Mrs. Clark’s with 100 percent daily average participation; second place, Mrs. Campbell’s class with 92 percent daily average participation; third place Mrs. Jenkin’s class with 90 percent daily average participation. The classes raising the most money were: First place, Mrs Burke’s class raising $130.60; second place, Mr. Croft’s class raising $120; and third place, Mrs. Campbell’s class raising $ 113.96.
S2S at Rolla Junior High would like to thank the students and faculty for their support of this important project. Rolla Junior High will never forget the sacrifices of our veterans most especially those wounded in combat.