The combined effort of students, families, staff, and the local community helped St. Lawrence School raise $15,500 during the 2016 Catholic Schools Raffle.
The annual fundraiser involved more than 80 schools in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota and raised over $1 million this year. Every dollar collected by St. Lawrence will stay here in Milbank thanks to the sponsor Catholic United Financial.
Catholic United Financial also rewarded the hard work of student ticket sellers. The top-selling student at St. Lawrence was fourth-grader Jayden Johnson. He is the son of Sara Johnson and Jack Johnson. He raised $1,800 and was presented with a Kindle Fire tablet.
The fourth grade class, with teacher Sara Johnson, was the top selling class at St. Lawrence and raised $4,215. The class will celebrate with a pizza party.
Prizes valued at over $40,000 were also given to regional participants. St. Lawrence had two locals winners. Terri Holtquist won an iPad Pro and Deanne Dockter won a $100 Visa gift card.
“The kids did a fantastic job in raising the funds,” said St. Lawrence principal Brenda Anderson. “We are so thankful for those of you who supported us. A special thank you to Catholic United Financial for making the Catholic Schools raffle possible. Their commitment to education is truly remarkable.”