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Three West Warwick schools made the top 10 in fundraising efforts and one took the top spot in the state.
John F. Deering Middle School students raised $5,527.60 for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Societyâ€™s Pennies for Patients fundraiserâ€”more than any other school in Rhode Island who participated.
The entire West Warwick district raised $17,957.33 total during the fundraising campaign that lasted for three weeks in March.
Greenbush Elementary School raised the fourth highest amount in the state $4,263.79 and John F. Horgan Elementary School raised $4,100, the eighth highest amount in the state, according to Deborah Watterson, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Societyâ€™s school and youth campaign manager for the Rhode Island chapter.
Other schools that participated were Wakefield Hills Elementary School, where they raised $3,065, and West Warwick High School, where they raised just about $1,000.
In Coventry, the district total for Pennies for Patients was $7,976.51.
Four schools participated, Blackrock Elementary School, Tiogue Elementary School, Coventry High School and Father John V. Doyle School, according to Watterson.
Blackrock raised the highest amount in Coventry $3,500, â€śwhich is amazing,â€ť Watterson said.