Piscataquis Community Elementary School first-graders, from left, Scott Chadbourne, Kaileigh Elderkin and Dominic Cookson, swivel their hips to make their hula hoops go round and round on April 11 during the annual Jump Rope for Heart celebration. Kindergarten through grade 6 students participated in hula hoop, jump roap, obstacle courses and limbo dancing during the day-long event.

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Students also raised money for the American Heart Association which sponsored the event. SAD 4 Jump Rope for Heart Coordinator Paula Bailey reported the students typically raise nearly $3,000 per year.

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    WALL OF FAME — PCES first-graders Ben Higgins and Olivia Richardson stand in front of the school’s Wall of Fame which highlights good heart health. The students learned about cardiac health by designing red hearts and writing a loved ones’ name on it who had experience heart problems.

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