Elementary teacher Cindy Reed leans over to make it easier for Cruise Sharp to throw a whipped cream pie in her face. Students who raised over $15 had their names placed in a drawing for the honor. Teacher Donne Cline in the background moves away after being pied by another student. Students at Mount Vernon Elementary School raised $17,155 for the American Heart Association through their participation in Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Hearts. For more details, see the March 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.