Geneva students raise nearly $16,000

Jennifer Burke/Catholic Courier    |    11.04.2018
Category: Finger Lakes


Students at St. Francis-St. Stephen School in Geneva recently hit the streets to raise money for their school.

On Oct. 19 111 students participated in St. Francis-St. Stephen School’s 2nd Annual Fun Walk, which raised $15,797 for the school’s tuition assistance and technology funds. Students in preschool through second grade walked 20 laps around the school building, and students in the third through eighth grades walked 20 laps around the city block surrounding the school, which is located at 17 Elmwood Ave.

The walk was intended to promote student fitness while also raising funds for building improvements, technology upgrades and the school’s tuition-assistance programs. Approximately one-third of St. Francis-St. Stephen’s families receive some form of financial aid, according to Principal Mary Mantelli.

Students participating in the walk solicited pledges from family members and friends ahead of time and made their own team T-shirts to wear during the event. Members of the Hobart College Statesmen football team stationed themselves along the fun walk’s route to encourage students and mark their lap cards.

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