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Churchill High students raise funds, awareness for MS

$4,000 check presented at Friday's pep rally

SAN ANTONIO – Students at Churchill High School did their part to raise money and awareness for multiple sclerosis.

The fundraising efforts were done as part of freshman geography class project to make people aware of global issues and make a positive impact.

Social studies teacher Amy Robbins chose to focus the project on MS.

"They really responded and they rallied around it, and they raised an astronomical amount of money for a bunch of 14- and 15-year-olds. Just doing little things, asking people for money, selling little things," Robbins said.

Robbins has been personally affected by the disease. Her sister was diagnosed with MS a year ago.

A $4,000 check was presented during a pep rally Friday.

"Being a 14-year-old kid, you can't really do a lot, right? You can't really do a lot to affect the world. But you can actually do something, you know, and it made you feel like you could actually do something, and I thought that was the best part of it all," student Polly Haff said.

One of the incentives Robbins gave students to raise funds was the promise of getting to smash a pie in the teacher's face.

Many of the students who participated plan on participating in Walk MS: San Antonio Saturday.