The student council at Jefferson Elementary presented an art scholarship to the Holter Museum of Art on Tuesday in memory of Kevin FauntLeRoy, the son of a Jefferson para-educator.
Each year the school holds a bake sale and donates the proceeds to a different cause. This year they raised $405 to provide an art scholarship and buy games and puzzles for nursing homes in Helena. The scholarship will help a student who couldn’t otherwise afford it attend summer classes at the Holter.
All of the student council members were required to bring something for the bake sale, which they held this St. Patrick’s Day. Their student council coordinator, Mary Larsen, said students outside of the council volunteered to help.
“Each year we do a bake sale,” Willa Bishop, a fifth-grader, said. “We should have a cause for it.”
During their presentation, the students said they chose a memorial art scholarship because they care about their para-educator, Mary FauntLeRoy. Her son, Kevin, was 28 when he died last Christmas Eve due to a carbon monoxide leak.