All Saints students raise over $15,000 in Jump-A-Thon

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BANGOR — Students at All Saints Catholic School in Bangor jumped, jumped and rushed for an incredible sum of more than $15,000 during the school’s Jump-A-Thon earlier this month.

“Students sold raffle tickets for major prizes, including a kayak, car detailing kit and heater,” Principal Matthew Houghton said. “Students also set up personal jumping challenges like jumping endurance, how long they could jump at one-minute intervals; the greatest number of consecutive jumps; and jumping skills like walking, running, and crossovers. They were very creative.

There were also many generous sponsors of the event, including DownEast Orthopedics, Bangor Savings Bank, St. Paul the Apostle Women’s Council, Lanham Blackwell & Baber, Doug Guerrette, Chris Rioux Electric, Invironments, the Knights of Columbus and Monsignor Andrew Dubois, parish priest of Saint-Paul l’Apôtre, which includes the Catholic school All Saints.

Prizes were awarded to the family with the most raffle ticket sales, the class with the most funds raised, and the students with the most jumps.

Money raised from the Jump-A-Thon will go towards tuition assistance and student enrichment activities and programs.

“It was a big event,” Houghton said. “The kids loved the excitement of the jumping challenges. Parents loved watching their students improve their jump rope skills and endurance. And the staff loved watching the students during recess teach them new jump rope and Double Dutch songs!

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