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ECHS FBLA raises money for March of Dimes
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Amea Thompson, Atiya Goethe and Jenise Harden, left to right, each received a pie in the face for collecting the most money for the March of Dimes. - photo by Photo provided

Effingham County High School’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America observed FBLA Week by honoring ECHS teachers and raising money for the March of Dimes.

FBLA sponsored a jeans day, with all proceeds benefitting the March of Dimes. ECHS students could wear jeans for a $1 donation toward the organization’s efforts to prevent premature births and help mothers have healthy babies.

Also, FBLA officers competed against each other to collect the most money for March of Dimes, with the winners getting pies in the face at the end of the week. Amea Thompson raised the most money, and Atiya Goethe and Jenise Harden tied for second place.

The jeans day and pie-in-the-face competition combined to raise $911 for the March of Dimes, according to Kim Tyson, Effigham County High’s FBLA advisor.

The week began with Springfield Mayor Barton Alderman visiting campus to sign a proclamation declaring the second week of February as National FBLA Week at ECHS.

The next day, FBLA students showed their teacher appreciation by providing donuts and juice for all ECHS teachers.