Students raise nearly $2,000 for Nicaragua school

Third graders at Legacy Christian School held two Marketplace fundraisers, raising $1,880 for their sister school in Nicaragua. Students sold baked goods, hand made jewelry and hair bows, slime, and bookmarks to fellow students, teachers, parents, and grandparents. Chapel offering also goes to the Mount of Olives School in Nicaragua, but after the recent unrest in that country, students wanted to do more. One student brought some necklaces to sell to his classmates, and it snowballed from there.

Kimberlee Francis, third grade teacher, put the students in charge of every part of the process; making price signs and publicity flyers, helping younger students shop, taking money and making change.