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East Wake Academy students raise funds for equipment

East Wake Academy students recently participated in a Boosterthon Fun Run, helping the Zebulon charter school raise about $30,000 for physical education and technology, including iPads.
East Wake Academy students recently participated in a Boosterthon Fun Run, helping the Zebulon charter school raise about $30,000 for physical education and technology, including iPads. COURTESY OF CLAIRE HENDERSON

More than 1,100 East Wake Academy students recently participated in a Boosterthon Fun Run, raising about $30,000 for physical education and technology, including iPads.

The Fun Run is a nine-day program that helps local schools raise needed funds for education while inspiring students to live healthy, character-filled lives.

Instead of selling a product, students gather pledges from friends and family for the number of laps they will run at the Boosterthon Fun Run.

This year’s Boosterthon character theme of “Rock’n Town Live” was designed to challenge students to build community where they live and play.

The theme included music videos that teach students five character lessons about building community. Boosterthon also provided each classroom a free media pack which includes a Rock’n Town Live DVD, CD and a student workbook.

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