Gr. 7 raised more than $1,000 to donate to Water for South Sudan, a non-profit group that drills wells in South Sudan.

Its founder, Salva Dut, is featured in the book “A Long Walk to Water” by Linda Sue Park.

“Seventh graders read the book in October and were inspired to help Salva provide clean drinking water to South Sudanese villages,” explained teacher Christine Fowler.

Maple Hill Middle School will be entered into a drawing to have either Salva or Linda Sue Park visit the school. Great job!