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Monday, December 22, 2014
School #4 remembers Shamus with shamrocks
Courtesy of Oceanside Schools
Shamus’ family visited School #4 today to thank the students for remembering Shamus and supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Jean Marie Toy, School #4 art teacher, Amy Greenberg, Ward family friend, Nicole Ward, Shamus’ sister, James O’Sullivan, Shamus’ grandfather, Rose, Ward, Shamus’ mom, Darlene Salcedo, Elia Ridi, May Brintouch and Jeffrey Mizrachi, 6th grade art students and (front, center) Megan Geraghty-Checola, 2nd grader

Students at School #4 honored the memory of Shamus Ward, who lost his battle with leukemia in March 2009, with Shamrocks for Shamus, an annual fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Under the direction of art teacher Jean Marie Toy, 6th graders made more than 100 shamrock pins that they sold for $1 each. They plan to make more pins to meet the demand from fellow students who wanted to buy one.

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