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OIS raises $3,000 for fundraiser

Jim Jaggers is peddling his way to helping children in Mississippi. His “Go Jim Go!” fundraiser for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Jackson made its way through Oxford Friday and the bicyclist was met by hundreds of Oxford Intermediate School children and faculty, as well as a $3,000 check.

OIS 5th grade Social Studies teacher Cynthia Howle, met Jaggers at the Oxford YMCA and rode with him to OIS.

“Our school raised over $3000,” Howle said. “Mrs. Reiser’s class raised the most money among the 6th grade classes; Mrs. Hertl’s raised the most for 5th grade classes. Mrs. Sale was our highest teacher donor to the fundraiser.”

The two winning OIS classes will be treated to a pizza party sponsored by the OIS Renaissance Committee.

“This is just one event that the OIS Renaissance committee is sponsoring at OIS this year,” Howle added. “Not only do we promote student achievement, but we try to motivate students to work hard and become good citizens.”