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Fairview-Clifton German Language School Students Exceed Read-a-thon Goals, Raise $12,780

People often say that reading can transport you to faraway lands, but for the students at Fairview-Clifton German Language School, their reading journey had a specific destination in mind: the eagerly anticipated shaved ice celebration on campus!

The increase in reading comes from the school’s annual Read-A-Thon fundraiser in which students secure sponsors for their reading efforts and compete for prizes based on the number of books read and the funds raised. 

In My Alpha Era - Taylor Swift Decorated DoorThis year, the students not only met but exceeded their goal of reading 113,000 minutes, clocking in an impressive 125,847 minutes collectively totaling an outstanding $12,780 raised for the school. 

Abria Drummonds, the President of the school's PTO and a member of the LSDMC, expressed her delight at the overwhelming success of the read-a-thon. She highlighted the enthusiasm and commitment of both students and parents, emphasizing how the community came together to support this initiative.

“This is a long-standing tradition at Fairview and it’s the most the school has ever raised,” said Drummonds. “It’s not just our students doing this incredible work, but our parents by making sure students get those books and jot down what they're reading because a lot  of our students read in their own free time and don’t record it.” 

Additionally, classrooms are decorated according to a theme, turning the event into a festive affair. This year’s theme saw hallways and doors covered in Taylor Swift paraphernalia, capturing the students’ current interests and encouraging them to read and be a part of the celebrity celebration. 

To celebrate the students' remarkable achievement, the school treated the entire student body to shaved ice, a well-deserved reward for their hard work and dedication. 

The funds raised through the read-a-thon will be reinvested back into the school, benefiting students directly. The PTO ensures that the money raised supports various activities, including funding field trips, organizing educational events, and providing resources for teachers and classrooms. 

Drummonds emphasized that the success of the read-a-thon not only showcases the students' reading abilities but also reflects the supportive environment cultivated by parents and teachers. She also promised that next year’s event would be bigger than ever before. 

“Next year we’re raising the bar again. If this year we hit the roof, next year we’re blowing it off!”