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Class of the Week Winner 10/3: Edgar Elementary School

by Natalie Sparacio & Jeannie Prescott

EDGAR (WAOW)--We're proud to announce that this week's Class of the Week winner is the entire Edgar Elementary School!

The students sponsored a snow cone sale last Friday and raised 365 dollars, in order to raise money for a local family, who's son, Dawson, was recently diagnosed with an extremely rare disease of the immune system.

Dawson was born on June 12th, and has spent most of his days hospitalized, he's already undergone a bone marrow transplant and is currently undergoing chemo.

His older brother is a 2nd grader at the school, and the students are rallying behind him.

As you can imagine, the family is dealing with not only an emotionally challenging time, but also the financial burden of all the medical bills.

So along with the students, the community of Edgar joined together to help the family deal with this difficult time.

Along with the snow cone sale, many students, and families in Edgar attended a benefit for Dawson last friday.

There was a big softball tournament, everyone wore special T-shirts to promote the cause, and over 200 raffle prizes were given out.

The goal was to raise $20,000,  but they ended up raising an amazing $47,000.

Such an inspirational story! We had a chance to visit the students at school yesterday, they were such a great group of kids.

This is another perfect example of what Class of the Week is all about, and how a close knit community can come together at the best and worst of times, and truly touch the lives of those who are in need.

If you would like your school to be on Wake Up Wisconsin, be sure to email us at with all your nominations.

Every Friday at 6:30 on Wakeup...we recognize a different school, for their accomplishments.

Online Reporter: Natalie Sparacio & Jeannie Prescott

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