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JEFFERSON – Second-graders at Jefferson Elementary School set a record Tuesday raising $ 5,208.95 to help families in need.

For over 20 years, students have taken five-minute math tests with 100 questions. Students are asking friends and family to sponsor them for each correct answer or to make a lump sum donation, organizers said.

Megan Franklin, one of four second-grade teachers, said sponsors can choose to donate a specific amount for each correct answer. She said some people have gone as high as $ 2.

Noah Million raised the most money, $ 1,400 for the project, said Karen Gough

The money for this year went to Acting Jefferson Police Chief Aaron Dumperth. The department chooses each year the HALO Share Your Christmas families to adopt.

Dumperth said the ministry has helped four families this year.

He said the more than $ 5,000 raised this year will go to help families next year.

“I think we’ll definitely pick more families next year,” Dumperth said.

Dumperth thanked the children and the teachers for working so hard.

The four students who raised the most money presented the enlarged check to Dumperth.

Karen Gough, another of the four second-grade teachers, said the tests were taken the first week of December.

Principal Alex Anderson said other students and faculty have also reached out to help others over the holiday season. He said fifth graders helped raise $ 4,000 to help students in the care of Ashtabula County Children’s Services.

“We also had staff and the power take-off helped 30 [other] families, ”he said.

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