Middle School 8th graders donate more than $1,000 to RCCFI





     Falls City Middle School’s 8th grade students learned a whole lot about both history and benevolence at Chautauqua Night Oct. 29, each portraying historical figures and helping collect $1,050 for the Richardson County Cancer Fund, Inc.
    Language arts teacher Kory Huppert and American history instructor Jack Munford assigned their students Time Magazine’s Most Influential People from Around the World and the pupils portrayed influential people such as actress Emma Watson, singer Adele, Russian President Vladimir Putin, pro tennis player Roger Federer, soccer players Pele and Lionel Messi, and many others.
    The students “worked diligently researching and recreating a historical figure,” Mr. Munford said.
    A donation allowed spectators to observe the students’ individual performances.
    Since the first Chautauqua in 2008, the project has raised more than $5,800 for charitable causes — some going to local community foundations and others to worthwhile causes found across the globe.
    “After over two weeks of researching, writing and practicing, the students’ efforts were rewarded with a highly educational experience and the satisfaction of knowing they have helped raise money for a worthy cause,” Munford said.  
    The class collectively voted to donate this year’s earnings to the RC Cancer Fund, which provides monetary assistance to area residents for transportation costs incurred during treatments undergone outside of the county.
    To contact RCCFI, call Jackie Johnson at 402-883-2726 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    The students and their teachers wished to thank the community and school for their contributions and continued support.