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Student's Sing-a-thon raises money for Haiti

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By LaKecia Shockley - bio | email

LONGVIEW,TX (KLTV)- Ever since devastation struck Haiti hundreds of East Texans went into action. One group of East Texas youngsters are raising money for Haiti, with a melody.

7th and 8th graders of the Foster middle school choir are doing fancy foot work and singing, but their unselfish performance isn't just for a school assembly.

"Our music teacher actually came up with the idea to have a Sing-a-thon to raise money to help send food, water, and clothes to the people in need in Haiti," said 7th grade choir member, Marshayla Turner.

It's a Sing-a-thon with a twist. Students pledge to sing 25 songs back to back in one hour. Students sang songs like, 'I believe I can fly, We are the world, and Christmas carols.'

"During my solo parts I felt nervous. I just kept on going and then I would just relax and think about the people that I'm helping," said Turner.

Through weeks of practice and dedication, the students accomplished what they set out to do and their choir teacher couldn't be prouder.

With giving voices the students hope to inspire others. "We would like to make a challenge to others schools to raise money to help for Haiti," said Kmeyion Devine.

A singing challenge for students that turned into an accomplishment.

  "We did it! We sung 25 songs. We're going to help a lot of people and that's what it's all about," said Foster Middle school choir teacher, Angie Reagans.

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