St. Louis Cardinals Jon Jay and Allen Craig, along with their wives, recently laced up their bowling shoes for the first Jay-Craig Celebrity Bowl at Flamingo Bowl. The event featured bowling with the players and many of their teammates, as well as a silent auction, music, hors d’oeurves and drinks. The party raised more than $20,000 for Great Circle, which provides behavior health services to children and families. Pictured: Jon and Nikki Jay, and Marie and Allen Craig

Pedal the Cause has awarded Ladue High School student Ben Linehan the 2013 Pedal the Cause Clare Blase Spirit Award. Ben is part of the Pancreas Cancer Road Warriors Team, honoring his mom, a 2-time cancer survivor. Last year, he raised more than $5,500 for cancer research, and is one of the organization’s top fundraisers.

Students, family and friends were invited to Twin Oaks Christian School’s 30th annual Festival of Learning to celebrate the students’ academic accomplishments. The fifth grade classroom was transformed into a rainforest, complete with vines, paper flowers and a bridge, while the kindergarteners wore insect costumes and offered guests insect trivia. Third-graders exhibited their colonial village, working as blacksmiths, tanners and seamstresses. Pictured: Third-graders Yemi, Sarah, Maya, Christina and Maggie

John F. Kennedy Catholic High School recently hosted the Archdiocesan Math League’s Spring Math Contest. Five area high schools had teams participate in the contest, and a team from Kennedy came in first. Several students from the school also placed in the individual tests. Pictured: Katie Berry, Connor Berry, Nina O’Connell and Andy Fritz

Students at Rossman School recently played some hoops and picked up their jump ropes to raise more than $15,000 for the American Heart Association by participating in Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart. The events also raised awareness about the importance of exercise into the students’ daily lives.

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