Our Middle School Students Really Stepped Up!

By Jen Campisi

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Bringing literacy to those in need isn’t just a cause that adults rally behind!  This year, our National Junior Honors Society members here at Bernotas Middle School stepped up for this extremely worthy cause as well.  Our members chose A to Z Literacy because of its ongoing mission to supply not just books, but continuing education for Zambia’s teachers, as well as funding a much needed lunch program.  As an organization we realize that these things that are so readily available to us, are a much needed resource for the teachers and students we hope to reach in Zambia.  Our membership organized a walk-a-thon fundraiser, collected pledges and walked for this valuable cause.  Through our efforts, we were proud to be able to donate over $3,000 to A to Z Literacy.  Our membership looks forward to the opportunity to do this again next school year!

National Junior Honor Society’s Walkathon for A to Z Was Awesome!

By Emma Gruper, 8th Grade Student at Bernotas Middle School

On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014, I had the privilege to be a part of the A to Z walk-a-thon at Lundahl Middle School.

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Emma (green headband) walks toward her volunteer post.

At this event, National Junior Honor Society members raised money for this event, and walked to support the project for nearly two hours!

2014-05-28 04.20.50While other students walked, I was chosen to help with money, spread sheets, and t-shirt hand out.Trying to keep up with these teachers, was close to impossible! These ladies were like bees in a hive; buzzing from here to there, making the Walk-a-Thon the best it could be.

2014-05-28 04.34.43Thanks to all who participated and who made this fundraiser the best it could be.