On January 24th, Project Ocean had the pleasure of presenting information on Sea Turtles to the staff and students of Wyandot Elementary School. On Monday February 7th, it became official that the staff and students at Wyandot Elementary School are truly heroes.
The students and staff of Wyandot Elementary School were challenged to see which grade could help raise the most money for Project Ocean and Sea Turtle Conservancy (http://conserveturtles.org). We were informed that the students worked hard at this task. Some saved the change from their lunch money and many worked at home by doing chores to help get a little extra money they could donate.
The reward was quite simple, the grade that was able to raise the most money would be able to select one of several sea turtles to adopt from the Sea Turtle Conservancy web site on behalf of the entire school. Once adopted, the students and teachers will be able to follow the turtle’s migration path via a special online map.
We must say that everyone at Wyandot School is a winner in the mind of Project Ocean. It was with the help of the entire school that this was such a success. Each school day the donations increased. Within the first two days $255 had already been raised. On Friday January 28th, the total was up to $469.83. We feel we must give a BIG SHOUT OUT to the 2nd graders as we were informed that they were able to raise the most money. Once Project Ocean gets to official word on the turtle that the 2nd graders have selected, we will be sure to provide everyone with an update.
The Grand Total
With a huge smile on my face, I am able to say that even with two full snow days during the fundraising period, Wyandot Elementary School was able to raise a grand total of $658.01.
The Thank You
We know that it was no small task to raise $658.01. So, to help make the reward just a little bit sweeter, Project Ocean, with the help from some of our great supporters, has decided to match the entire donation for a new grand total of $1316.02.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED