Stu­dent fundrais­ers Try hard for Telethon

Southern Telegraph - - News -

Stu­dents from Rock­ing­ham Se­nior High School have again made a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to Telethon, hand­ing over a cheque for $26,500 at the event over the week­end.

Teacher Isaac Thomas, along with stu­dents Waaka Hepi, Ankia Mein­t­jes and Sab­rina McCayTuck­er­man pre­sented the cheque live on TV on Sun­day morn­ing.

The school raised the money dur­ing its Try­athon event in July, with more than 300 stu­dents par­tic­i­pat­ing.

The stu­dents were spon­sored by friends, fam­ily and mem­bers of the com­mu­nity to run, walk, or jog 100m laps up and down the high school’s rugby field.

Fundraiser co-or­di­na­tor and RSHS Rugby League Academy co­or­di­na­tor Mr Thomas said the Try­athon was sparked by a de­sire to en­cour­age his rugby stu­dents to give back to the com­mu­nity.

“Every year the stu­dents con­tinue to make me so proud with their ef­forts and will­ing­ness to help oth­ers,” he said.

“The peo­ple of Rock­ing­ham also con­tinue to amaze me with their gen­eros­ity and enor­mous dona­tions.

“It re­ally be­comes a whole com­mu­nity af­fair and the school couldn’t be hap­pier.”

RSHS has raised more than $100,000 for Telethon in the past five years.

Rock­ing­ham Se­nior High School stu­dents Waaka Hepi, Ankia Mein­t­jes and Sab­rina McCay-Tuck­er­man with teacher Isaac Thomas.

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