Little 'trikers' learn big lesson in helping others

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Above: The four survivors are: Pyper Rendon, Savannah Smith, Hutsen Cade and Reagann Duenne, who attend Doyle Elementary.

EAST PRAIRIE - "Trikers" at R.A. Doyle Elementary School are learning at a very young age how to help others in need.

The school just recently conducted the third annual trike-a-thon for St Jude Research Hospital raising $7,006 to help fight childhood cancer.

During the event they honored their own survivors, Pyper Rendon, Savannah Smith, Hutsen Cade and Reagann Duenne, who attend Doyle Elementary and honored the memory of David Morgan and Michael Paul Shands.

Ali Ray raised the most money ($1000.00) and won the bike donated by Beauton's and decorated by Monique Thurman and Kali Thurman.

Recently the students received a letter from St Jude letting them know that their trike-a -thon last year was No. 34 of the top 100 fundraisers. The full list of the top 100 is available on the St Jude Web site at

The past three trike-a-thons have raised over $20,000 for St Jude Hospital. The four survivors who attend Doyle Elementary school led the event.

Taking part in the event were: Gunner Allen, Zoi Allred, Guy Baker, Joseph Bisher, Terry Duty, Michael Goehman, Kaylee Lafferty, Callysta Linhart, Bowhunter Martin, Levi Maynard, Colton McKinley, Cooper McKinley, Serenity Patrick, Lylah Pruett, Jonna Rice, Peyton Scott, Sarah Beth Sipp, Cheyenne Smith, Will Bain, Kobe Branigan, Raleigh Cogdill, Rhemington Harvey, Storey Hutchason, Ryder Blue Jones, Anna Kate Lee, Trevor Lewis, Makayla Lowery, Meadow Moit, Ryder Moody, Delana Nelson, Blake Olin, Kaiden Patrick, Evy Ray, Riley Wolford, Ellie Ambrose, Jacob Bennett, Laney Childers, Luke Christian, Noah Christian, Josee Coke, Marlana Higgins, Connor Johnson, August Kenedy, Caitlyn Manning, Miguel Nunez, Kolbey Oakley, Taylie Patrick, Jhett Phillips, Ali Ray, Walker Thurmond, Gabe Achter, Lyla Rose Adams, Emma Jane Allen, Tinsley Atkisson, Arington Bain, Elin Browning, Brooks Griggs, Parker Leigh Heath, Moses Lyell, Jaxon Manning, Briah McCutchen, Layne McKinley, Wade Merz, Shooter Miller, Luke Turner, Ellie Wallace, Emma Wallace and Torrin Woods.

Youngsters from R.A.Doyle Elementary School in East Prairie raised $7,006 during their third annual trike-a-thon for St. Jude Research Hospital. Submitted photo