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HENRICO, Va. – Elementary students at Richmond Montessori School raised more than $5,300 for the American Heart Association through Jump Rope for Heart and a Hoops for Heart.

During the month of February, lower elementary grades participated in Jump Rope for Heart, and upper elementary participated in Hoops for Heart.

Pictured are upper elementary students in Ms. O’Shea’s class from left to right: Brianna Woody, Anika Sethi, Morgan Shigley, and Sienna Rankins.

Pictured are upper elementary students in Ms. O’Shea’s class from left to right: Brianna Woody, Anika Sethi, Morgan Shigley, and Sienna Rankins.

Many students donated their own money, collected money from family and friends while participating in the community service project for the American Heart Association.

The student who collected the most money this year was Brianna Woody with $1,035.00.

Healthy heart activities included learning how to jump rope, double dutch, jumping on trampolines, and Chinese jump roping.