Students at John Quincy Adams are participating in the Math-A-Thon fundraising effort for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the sixth year in a row. The initiative kicked off with a Jan. 4 presentation in the school cafeteria by math lab specialist Marianna Grieco, who organizes the drive each year. Over the past five years, her students have improved their math skills while raising more than $32,000 for St. Jude’s work to eradicate childhood cancer. Last year, they raised almost $9,000, earning JQA a spot in the top 100 fundraising schools in the country.
“We hope to match that amount this year,” said Grieco. “The Math-A-Thon helps us raise awareness and donations for this worthy cause.”