Grand Avenue Middle School physical education classes recently completed a jump-rope-a-thon raising $8229.74 for the American Heart Association. The "Jump Rope for Heart" program is a two-week unit in physical education class in which students participate in a variety of jumping activities. During this time students volunteer to collect money from friends and family. Students learn the lifelong benefits of exercise and how it leads to a healthy heart. Project coordinators George Bossert, Donna Greco and Carrie Perkins would like to thank the students and community for their tremendous support. Top fund-raisers were Angelie Giocoli, Josh Cohen, Tyler Fiore, Sara Hodnett, Katie Morgan, Tom Bodendorf, Stefanie Simone, Dillon Pekoff, Kristina Hyman, Nathan Rosen, Angelica Gomez and Renata Davi.