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Heart Association recognizes Fort Zumwalt

Community raised $131,000 last year

 

FZ Golf Committee members present check to Special Olympics

Rock Creek Principal Keith Jennings, West High Assistant Principal Brett Pulse, retired teacher Dianne Papageorge, FZ alum and Master Athlete Jason McBride and Alicia Williams with Special Olympics.

 

Our staff and students are grateful for the continued support of the O'Fallon/St. Peters community. Likewise, students and staff work together to pay it forward.

 

At the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education, board members heard thank you messages from two local organizations supported by the staff, students and community of Fort Zumwalt School District. Barb Reyering of the American Heart Association presented the Board with a plaque, recognizing Fort Zumwalt as the top fundraising school district in the state of Missouri. Last year our students and staff joined with our community to raise more than $131,000 to promote heart-healthy living. That community effort is just one factor that consistently keeps St. Charles County ranked as one of the healthiest, if not the healthiest, county in Missouri. (CountyHealthRankings.org)

 

Each year students have the opportunity to participate in Jump Rope for Heart or Dodgeball for Heart and raise money, the majority of which stays right here in our community. Participation also results in support for the Physical Education department, providing funds for equipment.

 

Dianne Papageorge also presented a check to Special Olympics. This year's charity golf tournament raised $2,000 to help Fort Zumwalt athletes compete.

 

See Heart Association Honors Here