Fifth graders raise more than $1,000 for local animal shelter
Boyce Middle School students recently held a summer book auction that raised $1,089 to benefit the Angel Ridge Animal Shelter in Washington, Pa.
“My students held a summer book auction where they brought in gently used books to auction,” Beth Harris, fifth grade teacher, said. “They voted on a charity to give the money to, and Angel Ridge Animal Shelter was chosen by the students.”
In addition to the book auction, fifth grader Alex Lesh donated $300 that he had recently received for his birthday in order to help support the shelter.
“Alex was thrilled to help the animals,” Mrs. Harris said.
Three representatives from the animal shelter visited the class on June 8, 2016. They talked with students about the shelter and brought a few animals for the students to meet.
Photo: Mrs. Harris; Alex Lesh; Keira Fortunato; Jenna Liokareas; Andrea Tomsic, shelter representative; Maria Poliacek, shelter representative; and John Brown, shelter representative, and Jennie (shelter dog)