Students raise $8,000...and principal


Doug Radunich

Top, Duct-taped to the wall, Saratoga Elementary Principal Dave Rangitsch poses with the school's first-grade class, which raised the most money to aid the American Heart Association. Below, SES Counselor Ron Hoopes struggles to keep Dave confined to the wall for photo opportunities.

Reaching nearly $3,000 over their original goal, Saratoga Elementary students raised more than $8,000 last week to support the American Heart Association.

The students participated in both "Jump Rope for Heart" and "Hoops for Heart", which are fundraisers that support the AHA. In those programs people contribute a certain amount of money for each jump or shot made into a basketball hoop, and the money goes toward the AHA.

Coordinator Shayley Love, a teacher at SES, said the students participated in the programs a little differently this year.

"What we did for our event was a one time donati...

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