Ninety-One School's annual jog-a-thon brought in more than $24,000 for a variety of programs and projects

And they're off! Students at Ninety-One School begin the jog-a-thon with plenty of enthusiasm.

Ninety-One School raised more than $24,000 during its fundraising Jog-A-Thon on Oct. 5.

All of the school's students, grades K-8th, participated in the event and were encouraged to collect pledges beforehand. The goal was $20,000, but this students delivered big-time with a final total of $24,838 raised. In all, 99 students ran 20 laps or more and were rewarded for their efforts. Prizes were given to students who raised between $50 and $199. Those in grades K-3rd who raised more than $200 participated in an inflatable obstacle course and donut party with the principal. Students in grades fourth through eighth who topped the $200 mark got to enjoy a laser tag and pizza party with the principal. Students who went over the $300 mark received a voucher for a Trailblazer home basketball game.

Principal Skyler Rodolph got into the spirit by dressing in a chicken costume during the reward party for the students after the event.

"Reward parties were held on Nov. 1 and, as promised, Mr. Rodolph was a good sport and dressed as a chicken while participating in the obstacle course and laser tag," said Jenny Schuering, Jog-A-Thon chairperson. "He also hid golden eggs throughout the school day for students to find."

Money raised from the fundraiser helps support field trips, educational assemblies, staff appreciation, art literacy, outdoor school, second grade swim lessons, and Battle of the Books.

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