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PHOTOS: Rox El Celebrates 'Three-Peat' Fundraising Record

May 12, 2017 -- For the third year in a row, Roxboro Elementary School raised the most money in the region for the Jump Rope for Heart Campaign, celebrating once again with a loud and proud all-school assembly on May 5.

Rox El placed first out of 174 schools in the eastern territory - Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Lake, and Medina counties - and number 10 out of more than 2,000 participating schools in the state. The total raised for the American Heart Association by Rox El this year was $16,475.64.

The assembly began with the singing of the national anthem by fifth grader Bimah Mitchell.

Bimah Mitchell sings national anthem

Principal Michael Jenkins addressed the room of students, expressing his pride in the efforts of the children and staff to raise funds for such an important cause. Mr. Jenkins recognized the leadership of physical education teacher Vince Nemeth.

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Heights High cheerleaders perform a routine on stage
Heights High cheerleaders performed routines to get the crowd energized.

Mr. Nemeth speaks to crowd
Mr. Nemeth led the crowd of students and staff in a chant of "three-peat."

After introducing community partners and donors, such as Anytime Fitness, Mr. Nemeth welcomed Valerie Weber with the American Heart Association. She congratulated the students and explained how their hard work will help keep our friends' and neighbors' hearts healthy.

Valerie Weber speaks

Next, Clare Taft, president of Roxboro Elementary’s PTA, revealed a banner that the organization purchased to display the school’s accomplishments.

Clare Taft and Vince Nemeth present banner

Student fundraisers stand to be recognized
Student fundraisers stand to be recognized.

Finally, it was time for the two most exciting parts of the event: the jump rope demonstration and pie-in-the-face for staff.

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Students jump rope on stage

Student rubs pie in the face of Principal Jenkins

Roxboro Elementary raised a total of $39,542.50 for the American Heart Association in the last three years. 

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