Northrop students hold dance marathon for inauguration trip - December 10, 2008

Record Number: 4595
Displayed from: Dec 10, 2008 , until: Dec 14, 2008

Northrop High School students planning to attend inauguration events in Washington, D.C., in January will hold a dance marathon from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the high school, 7001 Coldwater Road. A group of 36 students will to travel to Washington Jan. 19 and 20 to attend the inauguration ceremonies of President-elect Barack Obama. The students, who have taken Advanced Placement Economics, Government or U.S. History or Honors Government, hope to attend the Inaugural Parade and Speech and visit Washington attractions. The students hope to raise $10,000 during the dance marathon Saturday to cover the costs of the trip. Students will be accepting donations over the phone at 467-2300 or 467-2342. From 3-5 p.m., Northrop students with IDs will be allowed to watch the dance marathon and cheer on their friends. There will be a $2 fee for those who attend. In addition to the dance marathon, the students are also selling coupon books for $15. To purchase one, call the school at 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.