Martinez Elementary School

In February, a group of gifted fifth-graders at Martinez Elementary School in Evans, Ga. worked on a unit about the brain. As their final project, they created, entirely on their own, a fundraiser to raise money for Alzheimer’s research. For a week each student in the school contributed a dollar a day to participate in different dress-up themes. Prior to the fundraiser, the students researched which charities used the most funds toward Alzheimer’s research, and as a result chose to donate to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.

“It’s great to see how these students are learning at a young age the importance of research and how contributing can help,” said their teacher, Britni Watts. “They raised more than $1200. I am so proud of them.”