Faculty Faces Students in Friendly Volleyball Contest

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Students in Mark Marchino’s science class at Edmund W. Miles Middle School got a chance to take their fundraising bragging rights onto the volleyball court in a friendly contest against faculty members.

As a reward for being the homeroom that gathered the most amount of change in the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s “Coins for Wishes” challenge, the students faced off against their teachers and administrators in front of a packed gymnasium of boosters.

The Coins for Wishes challenge was carried out by members of the National Junior Honor Society, who placed coin boxes in each homeroom and collected the boxes at the end of each week throughout the month of March. All told, Edmund W. Miles raised $1,880.60, placing second among other schools that participated in the challenge. The NJHS met with Make-A-Wish recipients at the TD Bank in Lake Ronkonkoma last month.
Mr. Marchino’s class raised $500 of the total amount raised by the school.