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LPMS students raise $8,000 for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Tre Munger

March 11, 2019 — Students at Liberty Park Middle School got to have a little fun at the counselor’s expense today to celebrate a good cause.

Students over the course of the 2018-19 school year raised more than $8,000 to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. To celebrate, they got to shave the head and beard of school counselor, Tre’ Munger.

Students had a Penny War and a Halloween party in the fall which brought in $3,700. In early March, students participated in Hoops for Hope to benefit the Student of the Year campaign for former LPMS student Bella Shimko-Lofano. In just three days, they raised more than $4,500.

To motivate students to participate, Munger said he’d let students shave off his hair and beard if they raised a large amount. Earlier today, with the help of LPMS school counselor Keri Howard, they did just that.

“I’ve always been willing to do things that help motivate students,” Munger said. “When I think about what kids go through while having cancer treatments, this is the least I could do to show support.”

Munger said the campaign was all part of the school’s focus of service.

“Our goal was to ask our students to really buy into the part of our LPMS motto that says, ‘Serve selflessly.’ Keri and I could not be more proud of how generous the students have been, along with the parents and community. They have truly served selflessly,” he said.