Viera Charter raises $1,000 for Humane Society

The National Elementary Honor Society at Viera Charter School presents the Brevard County Humane Society with a check for $1,143. The students raised the funds during its winter service project.

The National Elementary Honor Society at Viera Charter School donated more than $1,000 to the Brevard County Humane Society following its winter service project.

Known as the Panther Proud Candy Cane Grams project, students sold and distributed candy canes adorned with messages from family and friends to their fellow students. The project raised $1,143, which was presented to Theresa Clifton, executive director of the Central Brevard Humane Society.

In return, the students got to hear how the money would be used and learned about the Humane Society’s mission of helping animals in Brevard County find forever homes.

“The students chose this organization because of their love for animals,” Suzanne Hoffman, adviser for the chapter of NEHS at Viera Charter School, wrote in an email. “They were pretty committed to helping the animals of Brevard County feel the love in their hearts. I’m proud of their service to our local community and to their dedication to helping animals in need.”

Members of the Viera Charter School’s National Elementary Honor Society include seventh-grader Donovan Blakely and sixth-graders Avery Canlas, Adeline Garvey, Jennifer Gathercole, Aiden Germain, Marlee Jeddrie, Brynn Kirby, Lauren Miekle, Sophie Miles, Mariam Mizyed, Natalie Norcross, Emerson Ochipa, Ruby Renfro, Samantha Rhoads and Madelyn Zavaleta.

Fifth-grade members are Jonah Budd, Liora Castano, Luna Castillo, Greyson Decker, Maylana Dovale, Erica Flagg, Adam Hart, Leilani Hartwell, Hanna Hubble, Dwishi Modi, Olivia Negron, Julian Pefkaros, Elisa Peter, Ashley Polacek, Alivia Roszkowiak, Jasmine Rucki, Olivia Sosa, Asha Vellody and Addy Werkeiser.