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Fourth grade students, who were among K-6 CCS students who took part in the Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart events in the 2017-18 school year at Chase County Schools, include, back from left, Spencer Kelley, James Bomba, Dominic Harris, Caleb Stamm, Cord Nichols, Kyson Vogt, Westen Manley, Ryan Taylor, Lleyton McDaniel, Alexa Alarcon Ortega, Yosgart Moreno, Kara Baird, Alyssa Schilke, front from left, Abigail Klooz, Kylee Rowley, P. E. teacher Jodie Schuller, Aria McNair, Lukas Fries, Kate Colson, Jeilyn Dominguez Chaves and Alondra Vega Luna. (Johnson Publications photo)

CCS is state’s top Jump Rope, Hoops for Heart fundraiser

    Chase County Schools Elementary Physical Education teacher Jodie Schuller started raising money for Jump Rope for Heart back in the mid-90s.
    Last school year, her K-6 students raised $13,637.95 in what now includes a combined jump rope and hoop-shooting fundraiser.
    According to officials with the American Heart Association, that made CCS the top school across Nebraska for its Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops for Heart fundraisers.
    Jump Rope for Heart, now called Kids Heart Challenge, is a program by the American Heart Association that is celebrating 40 years of raising money for research and education on heart attacks and strokes.

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