Hayward Schools Are Setting Records For Their Giving

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Hayward Schools Are Setting Records For Their Giving

March 5, 2012 Updated Mar 5, 2012 at 6:31 PM CDT

Hayward, WI - (Northland's NewsCenter) - Students from Hayward Primary and Intermediate Schools are blowing the stats off Jump Rope for Heart.

About 800-students, ranging from Kindergarten to fifth grade, pulled their efforts together to raise more than 23-thousand-dollars for the American Heart Association.

Of 11 states in the region, Hayward Primary and Intermediate Schools are the highest fundraisers...and it was only their first year are participation.

The average amount raised in schools across the nation is around three-thousand-dollars.

Youth Market Director of the American Heart Association, Eric Stommes, says he's never seen anything like it.

"For the size of the school and the amount that the community came out and supported the American Heart Association, I think it just really tells us and everybody how strong that community is and how they support their schools and their school system, it was really something awesome to see," Stommes says.

Today the school held an assembly to celebrate the community's success.

Written for the web by Danyel Piecek.

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