Students Dance for Charity

Ten Foothill students were among 60 dancers who gave it their all at a recent 24-hour dance marathon to raise money for Project Roadrunner.

The dancers, all girls ages 8 to 18, are part of the J&T competition team at Jazz 'n Taps Dance Studio in Pleasanton. The girls danced for 24 grueling hours at the studio to raise money for Project Roadrunner, which benefits families served by Marylin Avenue Elementary School in Livermore. The school has a large percentage of students who come from families living far below the poverty level.

Dancers raised money by getting people to pledge donations for the marathon. Each dancer was asked to raise at least $100. The 60 dancers raised an incredible $12,982 for Project Roadrunner. The money will be used for the project's annual holiday gift drive.

Foothill students who took part in the dance marathon are juniors Kelly Roberts, Jackie Najera, Natasha Estevez and Sydney McDermott; sophomore Lauren Petersen; and freshmen Kayla Possehl, Kemi Kantor, Anna Dotson, Maddie Hager and Taylor Zevanove.

Congratulations to Foothill's amazing dancers for their hard work and dedication to community service!

Posted Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009