Daily Reporter staff reports

McCORDSVILLE — For the 10th year, McCordsville Elementary School participated in the WZPL Request-A-Thon for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, an organization that grants wishes for children in Indiana with life-threatening diseases.

This year’s money-raising project, called “silverizing” — challenged individual classrooms to collect coins in a jar. Points were given for the number of pennies in the jar, but deducted for any silver coins found among the pennies. Students from competing classrooms would put silver coins in other classrooms’ jars, raising the total amount of money, but deducting points from the classrooms for having silver coins. The class with the most money collected was rewarded with a party.

All-in-all, McCordsville Elementary students raised $4,160 this year, adding to a total of more than $22,000 for 10 years of fundraising for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Because of the success with this fundraiser, members of the McCordsville Elementary Pirate Leadership Council were able to visit the 99.5 WZPL studio and announce their school wide donation on air. While at the studio, they also were able to meet Doug Kelley, president and CEO of the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and one Wish Foundation kid whose wish was to travel to Hawaii and swim with sea turtles. Through its fundraising efforts, the students of McCordsville Elementary were able to make that wish come true.