Shown left to right are fifth graders Dylan Ratterman, Taylor Braun, Kennedy Kolousek and Brandon Flowers.

Wessington Springs Elementary School announced last week that students raised $1,394.45 during a “Jumping for a Healthy Heart Fundraiser” the last week of February.

Held in conjunction with American Heart Month, the event raised awareness about cardiovascular disease and the importance of making healthy choices when it comes to diet and exercise. 

Students asked family and friends to sponsors them as they jump roped their way to a healthy heart. The funds raised will be donated to Jerauld County CPR Education.