Huge shoutout to all of the students, staff, and volunteers at Century High School, John Marshall High School, and Mayo High School!  Once again, they helped make the Christmas season brighter for others and raised over $138,000 for local charities in the Rochester, Minnesota area.

And just like that we wrapped up another AMAZING round of fundraisers this holiday season! Our high schools collectively raised $138,326.95 for the Rochester community! Congrats to our students, staff, families, volunteers, community partners, and community members! - @RPS535 on Twitter

TSM Rochester
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Mayo High School Students and Staff Helped Raise Over $63,000 for 2 Rochester Charities

According to the big check that was posted on the Rochester Public Schools Twitter, Mayo High School raised $63,084.03 this year for the Dorothy Day House and the Rochester Women's Shelter.  From the Twitter feed, it looks like students from other schools, specifically Bishop Elementary, helped with that total as well.

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John Marshall High School Students and Staff Helped Raise Over $42,000 to 2 Rochester Charities

Big applause to the students and staff at JM because this year, they were raising money for Christmas Anonymous and The Family Promise and brought in $42, 160.56!  I love it when I see teenagers out helping others in our world and John Marshall students not only helped raise a ton of cash for local charities, but they also volunteered 657 hours!

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Century High School Students and Staff Helped Raise over $33,000 for 2 Rochester Charities

Huge applause to everyone who made this total possible too - $33,081.53 was raised by Century High School Students and Staff for Bear Creek Services and Childhood Cancer.

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Do you have a Christmas tradition that makes you super Minnesotan?

I was chatting with a friend the other day about making buckeyes, and this is a friend that is from the east coast.  I didn't realize at that moment that mounds of peanut butter and sugar dipped in chocolate was a midwestern type of treat but she quickly let me know that it was.  In fact, she grew up in the midwest and used to have buckeyes shipped to her this time of the year.  Do you have a Christmas tradition that makes you stand out as a Minnesotan?  If you are stumped and aren't sure what that even means, look through the list below and see what traditions make us stand out.

8 Christmas Traditions that Make You Super Minnesotan

What are your Christmas traditions? If you do one of these traditions it's a dead giveaway that you're super Minnesotan.
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