ACCS student raises money for St. Jude Math-A-Thon
Published 12:02 am Wednesday, June 3, 2015
NATCHEZ — When Amber Scroggins gives from her heart, she wants nothing in return.
The seventh-grade Adams County Christian School student, 12, has participated in the St. Jude Math-A-Thon, an education-based fundraiser program supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, for the past six years.
“This year Amber raised the most money ever by any one student,” said ACCS elementary secretary Marlene Southerland. “She did this and did not want any prize in return.”
Email newsletter signup
Scroggins raised $500 through the fundraiser, which awarded her several prizes that she would give back to St. Jude.
“They need something to play with and I really have enough,” Scroggins said. “I feel good about helping the children.”
Scroggins feels it’s necessary to help those in need.
“If I had cancer I would want someone to do that for me,” Scroggins said. “I just love helping people, especially in memory of my aunt who died from cancer.”
Suzanne Brown, who works at ACCS in accounts receivable, said Scroggins is heavily involved with various programs throughout the school, including student council.
“She is always smiling and upbeat,” Brown said. “She’s just a go-getter who is very involved.”
ACCS math and science teacher Jennifer Rutland enjoyed having Scroggins a part of her classroom.
“We are very proud of Amber here at ACCS,” Rutland said. “She has high standards and her parents are doing an excellent job of raising her.”
Scroggins hopes to remain humble throughout her school journey while lending a helping hand wherever it’s needed.
She is the daughter of Mitch and Natalie Scroggins.