Cecil Elementary Students Raise Money for Angel Ridge
Cecil Elementary fourth-graders in Mrs. Lucy Gaydos and Mrs. Jennifer Stealeys' class collected $205 and two full boxes of supplies for Angel Ridge Animal Shelter.
Way to go, everyone!
A Cecil Intermediate School fifth-grader spent the day in Harrisburg recently to celebrate as one of the winners of “The Drug-Free Calendar Contest” sponsored by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.
The contest was open to all fifth-grade students in the state, and Canon-Mac’s Emma Gross, of McDonald, was one of 12 winners selected from about 1,000 entries that illustrated a message about staying drug free.
Each of the 12 winners will have their artwork featured on the calendar (Emma’s work will be featured in the month of May).
Entries came from 231 schools over 53 counties in the Commonwealth. The winners were chosen based on creativity and the ability of the student to illustrate and convey a drug-free message.
Emma’s day in Harrisburg started with a luncheon at the Attorney General’s office, where she met Kathleen Kane and received her award and a Go Pro waterproof camera.
From there, she and her family were treated to a tour of the Capitol, where state Rep. Brandon Neuman (a Canon-Mac alum) presented Emma with a special award - and even invited her down to the House floor.
Emma also appeared on the KDKA news broadcast for her accomplishment.
“We were very proud to say the least, and couldn’t have been happier to share this once-in-a-lifetime experience with her,” Emma’s mom, Melissa Gross said.
She also thanked Emma’s guidance counselor, Mr. Craig Barzan for all his support.
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