Alec Germanwala finished in first place for the entire school, earning $1,251 followed by Addyson Hearron ($865), Parker Kelsey ($805), Addison Hatchett ($650), and Avery Lambright ($616).
Top students for each grade level were 1st grader Carsey Wilson, 2nd grader Olivia Roel, 3rd grader Addison Hatchett, 4th grader Alec Germanwala, and 5th grader Kelsey Presley.
"We are so blessed to have students with such giving hearts!" said Hudson PEP Physical Education Teacher Natalie Ybarra. "These students do not take for granted the active healthy lifestyle they have. They worked so hard to raise this phenomenal amount and we are proud to donate towards life-saving research."
Jump Rope For Heart is a national education and fundraising program jointly sponsored by SHAPE America and the American Heart Association.
Promoting physical education, the program provides students with knowledge of heart disease and stroke while raising funds for cardiovascular disease research, stroke research and health education.
The event has taken place at the school for the last 10 years, annually placing at or near the top in East Texas. In 2015 Hudson PEP finished as the top-ranked school in the state and second nationwide.
Top fundraisers for the campus Addyson Hearron, Alec Germanwala, Parker Kelsey, Avery Lambright, Addison Hatchett ( not pictured), with American Heart Association Chair at Hudson PEP Natalie Ybarra. Top fundraiser for each grade are Kelsey Parker, Carsey Wilson, Olivia Roel, Alec Germanwala, Addison Hatchett ( not pictured), with American Heart Association Chair at Hudson PEP Natalie Ybarra.