The unfortunate bus accident that occurred on Monday, March 26, 2012 critically injuring 11 year old Joey Yannucci in Port Saint Lucie left the students at Jupiter Middle with the need to help this family. Joey’s dad, Anthony Yannucci was a Computer Science teacher at Jupiter Middle School last year and was known as “Mr. Y the computer guy.”
In less than two weeks the students, faculty and parents at Jupiter Middle were able to raise $1600. They organized bake sales, lemonade stands and collected change in the cafeteria during lunch. Parents also showed their generosity after receiving an email asking for their support. A group of students accompanied Mr. Culp to St. Mary’s Hospital to deliver the check.
“I am always impressed with my students for taking initiatives like this and it makes me very proud to be their principal. The students, teachers, staff members and families at Jupiter Middle never hesitate to respond when we are doing activities or events to help those in need,” added Mr. David Culp, Principal.
Joey suffered a severe head injury and was put into a drug induced coma while the doctors tried to reduce the swelling in his brain. Joey is now out of his coma and shocking the doctors and nurses with his ability to speak, something they thought he would have to re-learn. “Joey has a way to go, but the students of Jupiter Middle School know he can do it!” said Mr. Culp.
For more information contact David Culp at (561) 745-7200 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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