For the third year in a row Thomas Jefferson Elementary School’s gym was packed with students participating in Jump Rope for Heart, a fundraising effort by the American Heart Association.
One factor driving the turnout is an enthusiastic faculty member spearheading the effort. That’s Sue Moore, the physical education instructor. The other factor is the event’s poster boy. Cody Beck, now 4, is one of their own. His three brothers are students at the school.