Wahoo Middle School Students Practice the Spirit of Giving
Students Raise Funds for Von Maur Victims & Families
the spirit of holiday giving was easy for eighth graders Rachel
Urban and Dayna Gulliksen. Knowing who needed a gift was also
simple: the victims and families affected by the recent Von Maur
shootings in Omaha. So the two leaders organized a one-week fund
raising campaign throughout Wahoo Middle School and raised $223.20.
Accompanied by sixth grade representatives Baeli Greenwalt and KJ Russ and seventh grade representatives Darian Coffey and Brook Stuart, sponsor John Harris and the group headed to an Omaha First National Bank branch, on December 21, to present the money raised. First National Bank head teller Justin Bruning, acting on behalf of the greater United Way of the Midlands Von Maur Memorial Fund, gratefully accepted the donation and praised the young leaders for their efforts and caring attitude.
touch a lot of people's hearts," Bruning told the
"As Mr. Bruning said, giving touches hearts," sponsor John Harris reminded the students.
Without a doubt, many hearts were touched by Rachel and Dayna's efforts.