Special to The Star
The Meridian Star
MERIDIAN — Northwest Middle School students, from left, Kacie Nabors, Catelyn Alford and Madison Dees show off their results on the Pennies for Patients goal poster. NMS students raised more than $2,119.81 – exceeding their goal of $2,000 – for Pennies for Patients, which benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Northwest’s fundraising efforts placed them 65th out of 475 participating schools in the Louisiana/Mississippi Region; 27th out of 194 participating schools in the state of Mississippi; first in Lauderdale County; and first in the Meridian Public School District.