Sixth Grade Walk Benefits Six Organizations
Sixth graders at Emporia Middle School raised just over $7,000 for the 2015 6th Grade Walk-a-Thon.
Six community services chosen by the class – the Buck Foundation, David Traylor Zoo, SOS, Emporia Senior Center, Emporia Public Library and Abundant Harvest – each received $1,000. Another $1,000 was donated to an EMS staff member to help with medical expenses. The check presentations were made to representatives of the organizations after the walk was completed Thursday afternoon
Since the fall of 2011, EMS 6th graders have raised $39,434 with this event, according to sixth grade teacher Christy Dragonas,
Each year, the class selects organizations and individuals as beneficiaries of the community service project. Sixth grade teacher Amanda Schaefer said representatives of six community organizations came to EMS to speak to the class about how donations are used. The class voted to split all funds equally among all six.