Media alert: Northrop seniors present donation to paralyzed swimmer - May 10, 2007

Record Number: 3162
Displayed from: May 10, 2007 , until: May 10, 2007

What: Northrop High School seniors will present a check to the FWCS Foundation to benefit Dustin Faurote, the Northrop swimmer paralyzed in an accident over spring break. Students have raised nearly $10,000 since the April 4 accident in an effort to help build a handicap-accessible home for Faurote. They will be joined by area businesses who've agreed to contribute materials, labor and services. Where: Northrop High School Bruin Room When: Friday, May 11, 10 a.m. Why: Dustin Faurote is in a rehabilitation hospital in Georgia. Contractors determined his home could not be modified to make it accessible upon his return, so students and community members decided to build a home for him. For more information contact: Susan Imler, Public Affairs 467-2022 Barbara Ahlersmeyer, Northrop Principal 467-2300

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.