PCHS takes initiative to help others

Students at the Ponoka Composite High School have been innovative in collecting money to better children who struggle with blood cancers.

From about mid January to mid March students from Mr. Brady Teeling’s Social Advanced Class did a Pennies for Patients fundraiser which raised $652.32.

“We were really pleased with what was raised,” said Teeling. “Our goal was $500 and we exceeded that goal.”

The curriculum allows time for doing extra work and Teeling says that the 22 students came up with the idea to fundraise. The Pennies for Patients fundraiser is the first of three that the class will be doing throughout the year.

Pennies for Patients helped gain funds through selling orange carnations and having change collection boxes.

The school was involved and a competition was held to see which class could collect the most pennies over the weeks. The Grade 9 class took the winning title.

“The point of this is to teach kids about citizenship that’s not textbook, but is important,” said Teeling. “They did all the work, selling flowers and counting cash boxes each week.”

The students have recently been involved in the World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine and will be doing a third fundraiser for the Stollery Children’s Hospital in May/June.

Just Posted

Let the Games begin!

Team Alberta takes home gold and silver in speed skating on day one

WATCH: Historic night in Red Deer as 2019 Canada Winter Games kicks off

Star-studded Opening Ceremony features athletes from across Canada

Athletes’ medals unveiled at the official kick-off of 2019 Canada Winter Games

Medals depict Central Alberta landscape and pay tribute to First Nations

WATCH: Canada Winter Games are finally here

Final leg of torch relay kicked off at Fort Normandeau

Red Deer man loses car after being caught twice driving with suspended licence

The Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit ticketed the man in December and on Valentine’s Day

Fashion Fridays: Up your beauty game

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Team Alberta adds nine medals on day two of competition at Canada Winter Games

Team Alberta had a solid day at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer

Cabinet likely to extend deadline to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline

New round of consultations with Indigenous communities is coming

PHOTOS: Canada Games action from the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

Wheelchair basketball, short-track speedskating draw large crowds

Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

He was convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl in 2017

Jason Kenney pledges education revamp if UCP wins power in Alberta

Kenney has said the full United Conservative platform will be rolled out during the campaign

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

‘Mitts don’t just warm hands. They warm hearts’: Mitts for Many Program launches

Donate new or lightly used mittens to bin in the Great Hall of the Gary W. Harris Centre

Most Read