Camdenton Middle School students and staff participated in a fund raiser for Jaxon Downen, an eighth grade student and member of the CMS Laker Basketball team, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia.


Camdenton Middle School students and staff participated in a fund raiser for Jaxon Downen, an eighth grade student and member of the CMS Laker Basketball team, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. 

Sixty-four four-person teams paid donations to compete in a free-throw contest on Friday, Jan. 22, during homeroom.  A total of $575.86 was collected and presented to Jaxon’s sister, Stevie Downen.

The basketball free-throw fundraiser, Dunk It For Downen, was a FCCLA  (Family, Careers, and Community Leaders of American) community service project organized by eighth grade students Ali Bradney and Emily Sappinton. 

Another fundraiser for the Downen family is scheduled at CMS during student lunch shifts on Feb. 1.  For $5, students and staff will be able to buy 18 inches of duct tape in an attempt to duct tape the principal to the wall.

In addition to funds for the Downen family, the FCCLA community service projects will also include participating in the “Pennies for Patients” program by organizing other fundraisers in February for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society whose mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. 

Mary Beth Otto sponsors FCCLA at CMS.  Please contact her at motto@camdentonschools.org, or any FCCLA member if you would like to contribute to any of these activities.

Information courtesy Camdenton schools