During the month of September, Neshoba County School District students participated in the Kids for Wish Kids program and raised a total of $3842.75.

This program is a component of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and helps children learn compassion for those in need.

The funds donated go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation which grants wishes to children with debilitating illnesses.

Each school rewarded the homeroom with the most donations by having a pizza party.

Neshoba Central Elementary had $2169.50 in donations, Neshoba Central Middle School had $1288.25 in donations, and Neshoba Central High School had $385 in donations.

The students showed a lot of citizenship and caring in participating at such a level to help provide wishes for Wish Kids.

Mrs. Pam Smith's class raised $261 and is the pizza party winner at Neshoba Central Elementary.

Some of the wish kids from our area who were granted their wishes through the Make-A-Wish Foundation came to visit Mrs. Smith's class.

They are Bryan McDaniel, Dalton Spivey and Mattie Sanders who had her picture taken with her twin sister Macie.

This was a great opportunity for the students to actually meet some of the children such donations help provide wishes, officials said.

For more information or to donate to the Make-A-Wish foundation please visit the website at www.ms.wish.org.