Mario Cella's physical education classes at Schuyler Avenue and Third Avenue Elementary Schools recently held a ‘Jump Rope for Heart' event to benefit the American Heart Association. The purpose of the event was to bring awareness, acceptance and education about the importance of helping others, while promoting healthy physical activity and a good sense of competitive spirit. Students were asked to collect donations from family and friends to sponsor them in jumping rope as many times as they could in two minutes. The event was a success and the schools were able to raise almost $2,000. Top earners from Schuyler Avenue (above), from left: Ray Whalen, principal; Lucas Brown; Davis Booth; Kayla Sincavage; Kerstyn Thomas; Maddox Hass; Jacob Stitzer; and Cella. Top earners from Third Avenue (below), from left, first row, are Rebecca Brandreth, Alex Kobusky and Michaela Holmstrom. Second row: Sydney Rush, Josh Wilkins, Collin Uter and Conner Uter.