Franklin Elementary students closed out the school year with a penny drive, collecting $843.51 for the American Cancer Society in May. Joining the students for the celebration at the end of the school year were Neal Bohnet and Stephanie Kappos from the American Cancer Society. Tara Ethington, from the Marshall County Relay for Life, joined in the celebration as well.
Kappos was the "Purple Princess for Prevention" and taught the students, staff and guests about the four main areas of prevention: good nutrition, exercise, sun safety and not smoking. She had everyone up and moving for short bursts throughout her presentation, doing the "rabbit" (quick feet) and the "turtle" (slow feet). The "Purple Princess for Prevention" told students that for every 10 minutes of activity they can earn 10 minutes of "screen time," TV, computer, video games.
Drew Gartin, Franklin first-grader, brought in $53.62 to support cancer research and said he can't wait to do it all again next May.
Franklin Elementary Principal Tim Holmgren presented a check for $843.51 to Neal Bohnet and Stephanie Kappos, the “Purple Princess for Prevention,” representatives of the American Cancer Society. Children at Franklin Elementary ended the school year with a penny drive to benefit the American Cancer Society.