Waverly Walks for a Cause

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Students, staff and family members at Waverly Park Elementary School gathered for the school’s annual Walk-A-Thon on June 1 to honor and help those in need. The school community raised more than $1,500 for various children’s charities through donations and T-shirt sales. The Waverly Park student council facilitated the event and presented checks to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Fly a Kite Foundation, the Princess Deeds Foundation and the Ronald McDonald Foundation during a special assembly before the walk. 

With the help of advisers Shari Bowes and Courtney Jacobs, student council members spoke during the assembly about each foundation, which fit their schoolwide theme “All About the Kids.” Representatives were invited to the Walk-A-Thon to accept the donations on behalf of their organization. Guests included Hannah Burton, a former Waverly Park student and representative from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Liza Corvetti, a representative from the Princess Deeds Foundation. Upon accepting the donations, they expressed their gratitude to the students for their generosity. 

Following the assembly, students and staff made their way outside the school building for their walk. Wearing matching yellow T-shirts, the classes each held a sign to represent their class. Principal Lucille McAssey, staff, students and family members walked in unison around the neighborhood.