Edmond students raise money for clean water in developing nations

Students at Edmond's Cimarron Middle School raised nearly $1,500 for wells for developing nations.
BY STEVE GUST Modified: December 21, 2012 at 5:09 pm •  Published: December 22, 2012

Groves said the funds likely will go to a partnering group of Wishing Well, such as Rwandans4water, dedicated to helping drill water wells in rural Rwanda.

Using contributions, such as the one from Cimarron, Wishing Well has managed to fund more than 60 water projects in nine nations. Groves said he appreciates the efforts of the teens.

“I think it's awesome what the kids did,” he said. “This is going to help.”

It may not be a one-time effort.

“I hope we can do something later this year and stay involved,” seventh-grader Kresa Hobbs said.

Students involved in the fundraiser were Jacob Dobbs, Ben Parkhurst, Kendall Murphy, Will Long, Matt Lombano, Sophia Lopez, Lisa Kim, Madisen Mode, Gina Arter, Isabel Pinto, Emma Fennal, Sara Shobeiri, Rachel Hunt, Annika Morris, Karsen Heron, Cassidy Seigler, Mikayla McKinzie, Sari Heffley, Anna Babcock, Gabby Davis, Jennifer Underhill, Keri Guthrie, Kassandra Lutz, Peyton Stone, Kresa Hobbs and Veronica Patton.