American Heart Association officials expressed their gratitude to Rockwood School Board members at their Nov. 1 meeting.
"We are celebrating and recognizing Rockwood School District as the number one district in Missouri," said Barb Revering, American Heart Association youth market director. "Rockwood schools raised more than $225,000 in the 'Jump Rope for Heart' and 'Hoops for Heart' campaigns."
Revering said Rockwood registers on a national level, too.
"Rockwood School District is number 22 in the United States for donations raised as a district," said Revering. "It's quite a feat. Last year Rockwood was number 24, and the district keeps rising."
Reyering said the American Heart Association is dedicated to combating heart disease and stroke.
"We want to teach children to take care of their hearts," she said. "They can potentially extend their own lives by as much as five years."