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Students rewarded after raising money for Make-A-Wish

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Students at the International Studies Magnet School in Jonesboro happily gave their teachers a pie in the face on Monday.

That was their reward for raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Parent and volunteer Marya Langford said these children get a lot out of being a part of this fundraiser.

“They have gotten to learn to help other children without the benefit of any prize for themselves,” Langford said. “They don't win anything. They don't get anything monetary. They feel good.”

This is the fourth year students have collected money. Langford said every penny means something.

“Some have brought 7 cents, some have brought 32, some have donated their birthday givings,” Langford said. “Some have given everything out of their piggy bank and their parents matched it. So, it is so exciting that it doesn't matter what small part you feel you're playing, you are a building block to this.”

The grand total was over $11,000.

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