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Red Oak student raise over $11,000 for AHA
Red Oak Elementary students spent their third year jumping for a cause, as they raised over $11,000 for the American Heart Association. This year, students had two faces to go with heart disease. Two of their own students had battled heart problems, both undergoing heart surgery this year.

Students raised a grand total of $11,435.70 at their third annual Jump Rope for Heart event. A special celebration was held June 4 to honor the top earners, with a special medallion going to Baileigh James, who raised the most money. James raised $1,185. Twenty students raised over $125 and were also honored.

Tyler Brantley and Summer Ricks were motivators for the students who raised money for the event, which will in turn go towards the American Heart Association. Brantley's mom spoke to students about what both she and Tyler went through before his surgery.

"What we raised is truly helping right here in our community," said Tonya King, Red Oak's Physical Education teacher. "

Students also had a special surprise, as Spring Hope Elementary's Jumping Eagles made an appearance, showing the students their jump roping skills. The Eagles have performed in many competitions and put on a demonstration of their skills.

Several local businesses donated the prizes for the top students. Boddie Noel donated gift certificates while Red Oak Tire donated money for a skate party and RBC Centura in Nashville donated pizza for a pizza party.

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