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Kings and Queens honored in field trip fundraiser

Three boys and three girls at the Southwest Campus were crowned King and Queen after raising the most money to help fund year-end field trips for students.

In all, 35 students contributed to the pot, raising $8,229, said Adiela Lopez, assistant campus director. Winners were declared in each of three categories: PreK, kindergarten through 2nd grade and 3rd through 5th grade.

Students marked the day, April 25, with a pageant and a dance party in the campus multipurpose room.

Jai Cluff, kindergarten, raised $1,805 to top all students. Pre-K student Joy Cook came in second and was tops among girls at $1,000.

The King and Queen winners were as follows:

-PreK Category: Xavier Williams, $700; Joy Cook, $1,000.
-K-2 Category: Jai Cluff, kindergarten, $1,805; Jayla Brown, kindergarten, $700.
-3-5 Category: Joseph Kearney, 4th grade, $180; Darneisha Davis, 5th grade, $100.

 The fund-raising drive did not come without incentives. Jai Cluff won a $250 savings bond for raising more than $1,500 and Joy Cook earned a $100 savings bond for raising $1,000 or more. The Kings and Queens also received a trophy and a cape (boys) and sash (girls). Second- and third-place winners in each category were awarded 10 percent of the money they raised, a trophy and membership to the Royal Court. All participants received a certificate of participation and a “dress down day” coupon. Dr. M. Annette Cluff,  Varnett’s superintendent, handed out the prizes.

The fundraiser was designed to make year-end field trips affordable to everyone.  Thanks to all students, parents and staff who participated in the campaign.

Top photo: Xavier Williams and Joy Cook
Middle photo: Jai Cluff and Jayla Brown
Bottom photo: Joseph Kearney and Darneisha Davis

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