Persell School’s Leadership Club “Zumbathon” for Breast Cancer Research

Persell Middle School’s Leadership Club recently held a Zumbathon to raise money for Roswell Cancer Institute’s Breast Cancer Center in honor of National Breast Cancer Month. The students chose to raise money for breast cancer research because many of them have been affected by the disease through their mothers, aunts, grandmothers and even by their friends’ mothers struggles and triumphs with the cancer. The Zumbathon was the brainchild of Persell teacher Melissa Forster. As a Zumba instructor, she felt it would be a fun and healthy way to raise donations for the cause. The Zumbathon raised $309 with Persell student Iyana Woodall and her mother is Brenda Stewart raising $155.

The Zumbathon is just one activity that the Leadership Club does every year.

“The Club focuses on identifying individual strengths within students and utilizing those in a team effort,” said Leadership Club Advisor and Persell teacher Ashley Keiser. “The students learn about communication and problem-solving through team building exercises and then apply the skills they learn in volunteer efforts around the community. The Club also recently wrote letter to soldiers overseas.”

posted on 11/16/2012 - filed under: Community, Middle School, Spotlight