Shikellamy students raise more than $2,200 to benefit PACFI

Shikellamy seventh graders in Joselle DeRemer’s communication arts classes raised more than $2,200 for Pennsylvania Cystic Fibrosis Inc. (PACFI) in their annual “Spelling Challenge.” DeRemer teaches a unit about tolerance and disabilities and she focuses on cystic fibrosis (CF). The students then spend two weeks fundraising while studying 100 of the most common misspelled words at their grade level.

Delani Wolever raised $250 and she was the top seventh grade fundraiser. DeRemer’s classes have raised more than $40,000 for PACFI since the “Spelling Challenge” began 14 years ago.

“We appreciate Mrs. DeRemer’s continued dedication in doing this fundraiser every year,” said Logan Roush, newly-elected PACFI president. “It allows young people to help others in the community who are less fortunate.”

PACFI is an independent, nonprofit, all volunteer 501(c)(3) organization that provides supports and services for Pennsylvania individuals and families affected by cystic fibrosis (CF) and funds some of the nation’s most progressive CF research.