St. John's raises $12,530 in Catholic United Financial raffle

Pictured above, from left to right, are Sister Tresa Margret, acting principal, top raffle ticket seller Bronson Brockman, Stephanie Salmich, Catholic United Financial representative, and Father Cole Kracke, pastor at St. John's Church.

St. John the Baptist Catholic School students made their mark on this year's Annual Catholic Schools Raffle by raising $12,530 in just six weeks, every penny of which will benefit the school.

Students and families of the preschool through Grade 6 school were able to accomplish this feat by taking part in the 2014 Annual Catholic Schools Raffle, a fundraiser sponsored by Catholic United Financial. Along with an additional 88 other Catholic schools in Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota, the raffle put $1,038,260 into educators' hands.

St. John's top ticket seller was Bronson Brockman, a pre-schooler who sold 420 tickets. Other top sellers were Charlie Meyers, a first grader who sold 250 tickets, and Ava Parisian, another first grader who sold 150 tickets. One of the tickets sold at St. John's was for a Mall of America family gettaway. To see a list of results, and view photos and video of the event, click here.