Left to right: Back row: Jackie Hyde, VOA , Lisa Harlan, PACE Teacher and Sponsor,
Hanna Miller, Bailey Davis, Ana Rice, Alexa Padgett, Mrs. Stephanie Benson, Principal
Front row: Nathan Rice, Justin O'Brant, Olivia Rice, Kaleb O'Bryant, Aubrey Brown

During the Week of Caring Griggs 2010 students held a fundraiser to benefit the USS Alabama. We held a Cutest Critter Contest whereby the students voted for the cutest pet. Students paid 25 cents for each vote. The Crewmates from the battleship came by to talk with the students about the history of the battleship and promote the contest.

Proudly, our school raised $305.00 in just 3 days! The winners of the contest were:

1st Place - Bailey Davis's dog, Jack-Jack
2nd Place - Kaleb O'Bryant, Justin O'Bryant, Hanna Miller's guinea pig, Oreo
3rd Place - Aubrey Brown's German Shepherd, Tank
Honorable Mention went to: Nathan, Anna, Olivia Rice's dog, Aubie
Alexa Padgett's dog, Katie

5th graders also wrote letters to WWII veterans who were to fly on the Honors Flight to Washington, D.C.

Many thanks to the members of the Griggs PTA who helped in taking votes and managing the money:

Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Cazalas, and Mrs. Ozaeta

Mrs. Jackie Hyde from VOA presented our school with a Certificate of Patriotism for participation in the activities.