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Harrison Co. principal recognized on Rachael Ray for raising money to buy shoes for students

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Heth Washington Elementary School Principal Nissa Ellett appeared on Rachel Ray on May 8 to receive recognition for raising thousands of dollars to buy shoes for her low income students. Heth Washington Elementary School Principal Nissa Ellett appeared on Rachel Ray on May 8 to receive recognition for raising thousands of dollars to buy shoes for her low income students.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An elementary school principal in Harrison County, Indiana, appeared on the Rachael Ray Show Friday morning.

Nissa Ellett held a fundraiser last year to make sure every student at (Heath) Heth Washington Elementary School had new shoes for Christmas. That caught the attention of the staff at Rachael Ray.

Seventy-five percent of the students at Ellett's school are at or below the poverty line.

Ellett organized fundraisers that generated $17,000 to buy new shoes for the kids, and Rachael Ray wanted her to appear on her Mother's Day show.

During the show, Ray presented Ellett with a $10,000 gift card to buy more shoes.

"PlanetShoes.com heard about this story [and] they wanted to donate a $10,000 gift card to you so you can outfit more kids in need this time around," Ray said.

Along with getting a $10,000 gift card from PlanetShoes.com, Ellett was given a diamond bracelet for Mother's Day.

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