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EMS digs deep for big check to Make A Wish
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Ramona Lovett, principal of Ebenezer Middle School, delivers a check for $3,014 to Athena Rivera of the Make A Wish Foundation. - photo by Photo provided

For the second straight year, Ebenezer Middle School was pleased to present a check for over $3,000 to Athena Rivera, Make A Wish Foundation representative.

The money was raised by students and staff during the school’s recent Coins For Kids Campaign. For two weeks in March, the students and staff brought donations to the school to support the Foundation’s efforts to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.  

The final “over-the-top” push came during the school’s pep rally on the last day of the campaign. With the total just shy of the $3,000 goal, everyone was asked to contribute as little as 25 cents. Ramona Lovett, principal, led the school with her contribution and Coach Dixon carried the bucket around the gym floor. Within minutes EMS staff and students raised approximately $200 and put the total at $3,014.   

These funds will be used for a child in Georgia. Campaign chair Cheryl Tobey promised that Ebenezer Middle School would aim higher next year.