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The Shawnee News-Star
  • 2 Bethel students raise over $2,000

  • Two Bethel Middle School Students raise more than $2,000 for Special Olympics.
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  • Hailey Rooker, a seventh grader, and her brother Zarek Rooker, a sixth grader, both at Bethel Middle School recently completed a community service learning project.
     
    The two middle school students raised $2,030. to benefit elementary students at Bethel Lower and Upper Elementary students participating in Special Olympics. Zarek was recently honored by the Knight Vision program at his school and is working towards service learning hours to earn the nomination of Black Prince.
     
    Hailey has already received this honor and has led this charity fundraiser to earn the nomination of The Order of William Marshall, the highest Knight Vision honor.
     
    The Knight program honors students whom exemplify positive character traits in their life. The students sold chances to win an iPad.
     
    The iPad was donated by Heritage Place. The drawing was held recently and Scott Patterson won the iPad.
     
    The students also received donations from Bethel Acres Tag Office, Bethel Youth Basketball Organization, and Joe and Zola Breed.
     
    Bethel Special Olympics Unified Softball team recognizes and commends Hailey and Zarek Rooker for their leadership in helping fund the team and all the donors and everyone that supported their fund raiser.
     
    Hailey and Zarek Rooker are the children of Steven and Mandy Rooker, Bethel Acres, and the grandchildren of Mike and Chris Rooker, Denise Breed and Mike and Tammy Breed.
     

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