By Tim Kalinowski
Margaret Wooding students celebrated two fantastic achievements last Friday afternoon in Redcliff. First, their school choir was presented the Colby Hargrave Memorial Award by Dr. Doug Davis for winning the Rotary Music Festival in their age category for all SD 76 and Prairie Rose Schools. And secondly, the school’s Grade Six classes were recognized for their extraordinary effort in raising over $1,900 to help the Medicine Hat sub-chapter of the Children’s Wish Foundation.
Principal Craig Corsie explained all the things the students did to raise the money.
“They organized, planned, advertised and implemented a bottle drive, two hot lunches and two bake sales all as part of their drive to support the Children’s Wish Foundation. In total the Grade Six classes raised $1,881 to donate, and one of our students, Kolbe Neva, did an extra coin drive on his own and raised another $50. That brings the total raised to over $1,900,” said Corsie.
Corsie went on to express his pride in what the students had accomplished.
“We are very proud of them. The Grade Sixes have done a tremendous job this year!”
Donna Serr, chair of the Medicine Hat sub-chapter of the Children’s Wish Foundation, came down in person to express her thanks to the students for all they did to help.
“It just warms my heart to know that these kids want to work so hard to help make some wishes and dreams come true for some very special kids in Medicine Hat. I am so appreciative of these students and how hard they worked,” said Serr.