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SEHS students raise funds for muscular dystrophy
Caroline Knight and Frankie Mesmer spend their lunch time selling shamrocks for muscular dystrophy. - photo by Photo by Sandi Van Orden

South Effingham High School students are raising money for Muscular Dystrophy by selling shamrocks.

Denise Dawson, a special education teacher at SEHS, said this is the first year the school has raised funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

She said she e-mailed the teachers who advise clubs to find a student group that wanted to participate that the Health Occupation students joined with her for the fundraiser.

Dawson said the homeroom to raise the most will be rewarded with pizza.

“The response has been really good,” Dawson said. She said there have been students who know someone with muscular dystrophy who have been promoting the fundraiser.

“The kids are coming through,” Dawson said. “It’s little by little.”

Caroline Knight, sophomore, said she volunteered to sell the shamrocks during her lunch because the HOSA advisor, Laura Mesmer, asked for volunteers.

Knight said the money pays for camps for those with muscular dystrophy to attend.

Frankie Mesmer, freshman, said her friend’s brother has muscular dystrophy.

“It feels good that we’re helping him,” Mesmer said.