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OPMS Student Council Donates to Rosie's Run

The Orchard Park Middle School student council presented Social Studies teacher Al Jafarjian with a donation for Rosie’s Run at their June meeting. Rosie’s Run was started in memory of Rosemary Bilquist, sister ofsocial studies teacher Al Jafarjian’s who passed away several years ago. Rosemary ran in over 30 marathons, Rode in the Ride for Roswell and just enjoyed exercise and being outside. The annual run is held in Sherman, NY each June and the race has now been held for 2 years and counting. Proceeds go into a foundation set up in Rosie’s honor and money is distributed to causes that she supported during her life. Rescue pups-an animal rescue program and the Kidney Foundation are two examples. The funds were raised during the Orchard Park Middle School’s Kindness Challenge during the 2018-19 school year.