Student donations buy books for children’s hospital

The class that collected the most money in a Johnsonville Middle School competition to buy books for children in the MUSC Children's Hospital in Charleston was treated to a pizza party. The winning class was Lacinda Burrows' and Donell Mace’s sixth grade class.

The class that collected the most money in a Johnsonville Middle School competition to buy books for children in the MUSC Children’s Hospital in Charleston was treated to a pizza party. The winning class was Lacinda Burrows’ and Donell Mace’s sixth grade class.

JOHNSONVILLE, SC – Students at Johnsonville Middle School collected $591 that was used to purchase books for the MUSC Children’s Hospital in Charleston. The purchasing of books was part of the school-wide, year-long reading theme “Reading … What’s in Your Tool Belt?”

Each month students have a literacy activity and December was all about helping others, Mirandi Squires, instructional reading coach at the school explained. Many students donated $10 or more to have a book, donated with their name on a nameplate in it, to the children’s hospital.

Donations, from a quarter to any amount, were collected throughout December. The class that collected the most money was treated to a pizza party and classes that came in second, third and fourth were treated to biscuits from McDonalds.

The winning class was Lacinda Burrows and Donell Mace’s sixth grade class. Second place class was Jill Ard’s sixth grade class; third place was Amanda Stalvey’s seventh grade class and fourth place was Brandi Weed’s fifth grade class. The books were dropped off by Squires this past weekend at MUSC.