Cor Jesu Academy girls raise $43,000 in 1 week

Students at Cor Jesu Academy raised $43,702 for charity in just one week through the school’s annual Student Council-sponsored Penny Queen activities. Cor Jesu is a private Catholic secondary school for girls in Affton operated by the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. From Feb. 8-15, the 580 students took part in a variety of fund-raising activities, including a donkey ball game, car washes, breakfasts, dinners and lunches, a Hannah Montana and High School Musical Trivia Night for younger students, bake sales, handmade jewelry sales and raffles. Each class hosted different activities, with the winning Penny Queen chosen from the class raising the most money. This year’s Penny Queen is Gretchen Mueller, representing the senior class, which raised $19,136. The junior class raised $6,533, represented by Ellen Hermann; sophomore class, $10,992, representative Allie Faust; freshman class $5,027, representative Annie Morris.

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