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SMS “Sisters Strong” donates to nonprofits

Sisters youth donated a total of nearly $1,000, generated through sales of “Sisters Strong” apparel by Sisters Middle School students. Funds went to the Family Access Network (FAN) and the Kiwanis Food Bank.

Led by Student Body President Holly Davis and Vice-President Jack Turpen the initiative provided $470 each to the two nonprofits.

Turpen, an eighth-grader, created the Sisters Strong logo last year which has been used on T-shirts and stickers, sold by the students.

According to leadership teacher Jeff Schiedler, “The initiative is still going on, although the focus will now be on raising money for the leadership group here at SMS. They are focused on student incentives and initiatives that will promote attendance, school spirit, and overall school motivation. The leadership group will continue to keep this as their main focus, especially if we remain in distance learning.”

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