Students Put Best Foot Forward for Relay

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Students at Southport Elementary went above and beyond to raise money for Relay for Life this year.

With just over 400 students, the school set the goal of raising $1,000 in two weeks. Instead, the students brought back over $2,800.

"For 400 something kids to come out and raise that much money, we're very impressed with them," said Kelly Lathem, the Relay for Life Captain. "They did great."

While all students had their hand in helping make the total, there were some that stood out. Two students combined raised more than $800.

When asked why it was so important to raise funds for Relay for Life, 7 year old Bria Halley said it was because her "Nana" died from cancer and she wants to help people.

Sadie Thornton could only find one word to describe how raising the money made her feel, "Happy."

After the ceremony was finished, which included one lucky teacher kissing a goat since the students surpassed their goal of $1,000, the students were dismissed.

All funds raised by the school will be added to the Lynn Haven Relay for Life team funds.