photography by Dianne Carroll Burdick
Kent City — On a sunny fall day in northern Kent County, Kent City Elementary School students took to the district’s brand new track to walk and run in their school’s sixth annual KCE walk-a-thon.
“The walk-a-thon is our only community fundraiser for our school, and this was a record year!” said Administrative Assistant Debra Williams.
Altogether, students from KCE raised $42,000 for their school. Williams says that while teachers and administrators are still deciding how to spend the unprecedented proceeds, 100% of the funds will support teaching and learning at the school.
The walk-a-thon wasn’t just about walking around the track, adds Williams: “Students of all grades enjoyed participating in a variety of activities that included games, dancing, music, movement and most of all … FUN!”
To end the event, the award-winning Kent City High School Marching Band serenaded the students with the school’s fight song.
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