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Crisp co. students break fundraiser record, MDA

Kim Gunnells Kim Gunnells
Brandon Williams Brandon Williams
CRISP CO., GA (WALB) - A Crisp County Middle School principal will get a pie in the face this week, it will be part of their celebration to raise funds for a good cause. 

M-D-A, three letters that have touched hundreds at Crisp Middle School, for the last few weeks hallways and doors have been littered with green and gold.

“We have participated in the muscular dystrophy shamrock,” Teacher and organizer Gunnells said. 

Each shamrock collected will support families and individuals living with the chronic disease through state of the art clinics and summer camps. The school's mission to make a dent in research and treatment through fundraising. This comes nearly a year after they lost one of their own.

“Jackson was a fun loving child, there was never a dull moment around Jackson," Gunnells said. 

Jackson Stewart was only 15 years old, that's why staff, students and his mother, a teacher at the middle school, have been pushing to bring as much awareness and donations as possible.

“I have a wonderful staff here, my beta club and sponsors have taken off with that and done an awesome job.”

Organizers set the goal at $6,200, however, with the support of the local community they have been able to surpass that amount. And to celebrate the principal will have to take one for the team.

“[I'll] get a pie in the face. Whatever makes my children happy that's what I wanna do. Students here are phenomenal, if showing support to a worthy cause takes me getting a pie in the face, lets do it,” Williams said.

Staff members feel they biggest take away from the event is the leadership roles students developed.

“To see our students get so involved in giving," Gunnells continued. "And they realize what they're giving for.”

Helping to save lives with one shamrock at a time.

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