Be Astonished


Instructions for living life.
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.
~Mary Oliver

By Anastasia Gruper

After attending a Walk-A-Thon with hundreds of National Junior Honor Society students from Bernotas Middle School and Lundahl Middle School on May 4th, there is much to tell. Friendly faces, generous givers, and promenading pupils gathered at Bernotas Middle School at 9:30 am to raise money for A to Z Literacy Movement. While the band jammed, students walked around the track, logging miles and service hours. Generous donations totaled $7, 227. With these generous donations, impoverished students will receive school lunch, books, and quality teachers. Such incredible efforts were made by these NJHS students to improve literacy globally. For that, we are truly astonished.

2 thoughts on “Be Astonished

  1. This is pretty amazing. Thank you to all of you that put this together! For our middle school students across the community to come together and recognize how giving back to the community is truly our responsibility is wonderful. The kids, adults, and contributors all deserve a pat on the back for a job well done!!

  2. I agree with you, Jim. It’s so awsome that kids who usually are competitors in sporting events,come together and join hands, to help other kids a world away. Kudos to all involved in this very worthwhile endevor!!

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