Following a special Henryetta school board meeting Thursday morning, students and teachers at Henryetta Middle School will be selling chances to win a 55-inch big screen smart tv. Board members unanimously approved the special fundraising effort by HMS.
tvThose ticket sales, along with several others will be used to help defray expenses by the Jason and Ashley Stidman family. Their daughter Joslyn, has been diagnosed with a form of leukemia and is undergoing treatment at St. Judge’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Tickets for the television are $5 each and may be purchased at the middle school office during school hours. The winner will be drawn May 16 at the awards assembly and donors do not have to be present to win.
Classmates of the 12-year-old will also be taking contributions from other students.
Students will be at Homeland selling tickets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A number of HMS teachers will be gathering at the intersection of Hornbeam and Dewey Bartlett roads and on US 75 to receive donations from motorists on May 18.