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George Co. Middle School raises money for student with leukemia

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GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

A George County Middle School student is battling leukemia for the second time, but he's not doing it alone.

On Friday, students, faculty and PTO members at George County Middle School held an event in honor of 7th grader Hunter Miller.

According to PTO member Monica Roberts, the school raised money and sold orange bracelets labeled: "Team Hunter Round Two We've Got This".  

In front of the entire school body Principal Stewart Hurley and Assistant principal Grant Dickinson shaved their heads as part of an incentive to get students to raise $1,000.

The school raised $2,561. That donation will be matched by Modern Woodmen of America, according to Roberts.

The money raised will help the family pay for travel, hotel and medical expenses.

Roberts said, Miller will spend the next few weeks receiving treatment at Batson Hospital for Children in Jackson.

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