Casper Classical Academy NJHS students granted $500+ to community groups

(Casper, Wyo.) - With forty-three new members, the Casper Classical Academy's National Junior Honor Society has grown to 100 members! Today the elite group of scholars celebrated their hard work this school year and presented funds to local groups. Junior Honor Society (NJHS) President, Sam James, addressed his fellow honor students and proudly presented the Wyoming Food for Thought Project a check for $104.50, funds that the students raised during their Valentine's Day Sucker Sale. Cassandra Bush, Associate Director of WFFT commented, "This donation will help to feed four kids for a whole month, thank you all!" The NJHS students were not done handing out checks as James then presented Executive Director of Raising Readers, Deb Carpenter-Nolting, a check for $225 for the Wyoming program. The students had generated $450 during their Penny Wars competition and elected to split the funds to help two groups. NJHS Advisors, Jean Pickering and Cathy Bisiar reported to the students that the other $225 was sent off to the Rocky Mountain Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The NJHS students also created a Wyoming Tree for Special Olympics Wyoming's Festival of Trees, which was auctioned off for $1,600. Sometimes it pays off to be a scholar, great job students! #oilcity #news