Hitting the target
Loveland Middle School (LMS) students brought their best game for a Thursday, Feb. 14, dodgeball tournament with a clear target: raise money for charity.
“This was a student-led initiative,” said Dale Lawrence, LMS social studies teacher and sponsor of the event. “It began with a group of eighth graders who approached me in November with this idea; it grew into a team of teachers and students working together to make it happen.”
Around 140 LMS students participated in the tournament raising a total of $2,564 for Cancer Free Kids and the Ronald McDonald House, the two student-selected charities. Along with the dodgeball tournament, students also organized a raffle and a concession stand to raise funds.
“This is what Tiger passion looks like in practice,” said Chris Burke, LMS principal. “This was an exceptional student-planned event that will help make a difference in the community; I could not be prouder of the students and the teachers who were involved.”
Lawrence wants to send out special thanks to the LMS students who organized the event, including: Andrew Moss, Rachel Blumberg, Tarah Wagner, Lucy Lawson and Katie McElveen.
Photo caption: Winning LMS team (First Row) Kirk Tegtmeier and John Tewksbury; (Second Row) Austin Hunyh, Gunnar Michelfelder, Brad Williams and Audrey Swearingen; (Third Row) Jessica Griffiths, Lillie Clepper, Sam Sauer and Jesse Schmitt