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SkillsUSA strides to new highs

SM/HS students raise record $32,500 to battle cancer with cancer walk, projects


October 3, 2018

Joshua Wood

SkillsUSA advisor Scott Bokelman poses with one of the cancer walk tee shirts students printed.

On Thursday, Sept. 20, Saratoga Middle/High School (SMHS) students and staff presented a check for $25,000 to the Corbett Medical Foundation to go towards helping Valley residents diagnosed with cancer. The donation came out of the $32,500 raised by the students of SMHS and members of SkillsUSA in 2018, led by Saratoga technology teacher Scott Bokelman. The remainder was donated to the Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative (WBCI).

To date, that is the most money that Bokelman and his students have raised and comes to a total of over $100,000 raised in seven years. Bokelman, who himself has battl...

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