Thursday, June 28, 2012

Whitman Elementary Students Raise $3k for Playground Equipment

by Elias Palacio
Fourth Grade
Whitman Elementary
What do you get when you have 300 sweaty students run laps around a large dirt field? $3,000 is what Walt Whitman Elementary got from that!

Whitman Elementary hosted its first student council-sponsored Jog-A-Thon. It was a fundraiser for the colossal dirt field for playground equipment on the field. It ended up being a raging success! Students got sponsors from friends and family members to donate money for each lap they ran!

Whitman uses the dirt field for things like student recess, physical education and field days. This field needs equipment because it is only a barren field of decomposed granite. We need equipment! That is what our hard earned money is going for. If you are interested in helping go to: