8/22/11 Students hold carnival for incurable diseases

A group of sixth-grade Southern Middle School students made a real difference when they hosted a benefit carnival in honor of their teacher’s uncle who has an incurable disease, and took part in an incurable disease project. They shared the project schoolwide to raise awareness of incurable diseases with emphasis on ALS. They collected $287. They went on to put together theme baskets to raffle with the help of other SMS students. The community became involved in the project with a carnival at Living Word Baptist Church in Graham and raised a grand total of $6,387, which was turned over to the ALS Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter. Pictured bottom row from left, Kayla McSwain, Faith Patterson and Haley Taylor. Back row, JD Montague-Smith, Lindsey Hall, Camden Miller, Cody Steed, Leslie Wethington and Emmi Farrell.

Students hold carnival for incurable diseases
The Times-News 8/22/11

A group of sixth-grade Southern Middle School students made a real difference when they hosted a benefit carnival in honor of their teacher’s uncle who has an incurable disease, and took part in an incurable disease project. They shared the project schoolwide to raise awareness of incurable diseases with emphasis on ALS. They collected $287. They went on to put together theme baskets to raffle with the help of other SMS students. The community became involved in the project with a carnival at Living Word Baptist Church in Graham and raised a grand total of $6,387, which was turned over to the ALS Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter. Pictured bottom row from left, Kayla McSwain, Faith Patterson and Haley Taylor. Back row, JD Montague-Smith, Lindsey Hall, Camden Miller, Cody Steed, Leslie Wethington and Emmi Farrell.