Students throw their support behind St. Jude’s

DECA students at Anoka High School May 17 hosted the annual fund-raising carnival for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Austin Rock (left) and Shelby Wilcox get ready to enter the fund-raising carnival for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at Anoka High School where McKenna Parent was working the door.

Austin Rock (left) and Shelby Wilcox get ready to enter the fund-raising carnival for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at Anoka High School where McKenna Parent was working the door.

This was the third year for the carnival, which culminated a week of awareness and fund-raising events. The students generally raise between $8,000 and $10,000 to donate the hospital.

This year’s theme was a Hawaiian luau, that included hula hoop competitions, live music and pizza and wings. Students also sent out appeal letters to 25 friends and family to help raise money for the cause.

According to student organizer Tony Palosaari, the activities throughout the week were put on by students participating in the DECA internship program.

The lunch hour activities got the entire school involved, including chances to participate in “Just Dance” as well as a flash mob to the song “Don’t Stop Believin’” to create buzz for that afternoon’s carnival.

“Overall, this was a great week that left some very memorable moments for the school year,” said Palosaari.

Mandy Moran Froemming is at editor.anokaunion@ecm-inc.com

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