McKinley students Jump Rope for Heart

The McKinley Elementary School gymnasium was rocking March 7.

McKinley students Jump Rope for Heart

McKinley students Jump Rope for Heart

With music pumping, the students jumped rope and hula hooped, all in an effort to raise money for the American Heart Association.

The annual Jump Rope for Heart event had students in grades one through five spending an hour in the gym.

Teamed in groups of four, students spent a minute jumping rope, a minute hula hooping and two minutes resting.

Numbers were drawn and one group was selected to move to the center of the gym, jumping rope or bouncing on balls for the duration of a song.

“I love it. It’s fun,” said fifth-grader Tristan Wellman. “We’re doing it for a good cause.”

In all, McKinley students raised $8,517.46 for the American Heart Association. The top money-raiser was Alex Mehle, who brought in $225 for the cause.

Kelly Johnson is at kelly.johnson@ecm-inc.com

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