Giblyn Raises Over $4K for Education

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Leo F. Giblyn School students raised more than $4,200 for the Freeport Educational Foundation by participating in a schoolwide Walk-A-Thon.

The students asked their friends and family to sponsor them as they walked down the Nautical Mile. During the march, local stores and restaurants came out to cheer them on and offered their own donations. 

In addition to the Walk-A-Thon, students who raised donations were entered into a drawing to be Principal for the Day. During the week of June 3, a different student was picked each day and executed several tasks as principal, such as assisting in the morning announcements, introducing the Spring Festival of the Arts, and helping around the school. Those selected included Helen Jeronimo, Anthony Kaufman, Jacob Lainez, Nicole Lopez and Ethan Rodriguez. In addition, Daniel Ramos, who raised the most money for the cause, chose to be a security guard for a day.

All students who raised money received a shoe to put on the school’s “Wall of Fame.”