North Bend Elementary Walkathon raises $10,000

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North Bend Elementary School's  Walk-A-Thon was Thursday, October 6. Students walked at Torguson Field, behind the school, starting at 10:30 a.m. for the morning Kindergarten students, and 1:45 p.m. for the rest of the students.

Each class dressed for a theme they chose for the "spirit parade." Parents and PTA members voted for the class with the most spirit, and the winner received a traveling trophy and bragging rights for the year. After a few rousing cheers, the kids were off toward the marked tracks.

Students won prizes for every six laps they completed (three laps for Kindergartners) including a "spirit necklace" that they keep throughout the year, and can continue to earn charms for during school.

The walkathon raised more than $10,000, which will be used for classroom grants, academic enrichment, grade-level experiences, Artists in Residence, teacher grants, RISE after-school academic enrichment, family nights, assemblies, reading buddies, and Watch D.O.G.S.

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