Soaring high

MIS Eagle X Games tops last year’s total

There was much reason to celebrate at the end of October at Maryville Intermediate School as the totals for the school’s major fundraiser were announced.

The MIS Eagle X Games had hoped to top last year’s record of $23,000 raised through the interactive, school-wide fundraiser. Great prizes for participation and raising the most funds were in great demand this year, as the students, families, faculty and staff all worked to support the Games, which annually bring in needed funds to give back to the school and teachers.

When totals were in, $27,000 was raised by the Eagle X Games. The money will be used to purchase items as identified by the faculty as needed for their classrooms and the school. Last year’s funds went to buy additional Promethean boards, state-of-the-art hand-held activates, active expressions, digital cameras and classroom “cash” for every teacher.

The Games were held on Oct. 22 at the school. This is the 11th year for the fundraiser, which involves a fun day for the students while they take part in X Game events such as Jump Rope, hockey, walking, jogging, Frisbee toss, obstacle course, basketball and soccer.

Grand prize winners are treated to a limo ride from the school to Aubrey’s restaurant where the restaurant lets them order whatever they want from the menu, including desserts. The top 12 fundraisers are chosen for the grand prize. This year’s winners, who enjoyed their limo ride in L’Espace Motorcoach to Aubrey’s on Nov. 4, were Will White, Kelson Spence, Jack Davis, Reid Conner, Shelby Nokes, Julia Sayles, Taylor Haire, Madeline Kelso, Allison Earley, Grace Proffitt, Macie Spence and Nicholas Quigg. The grand prize is sponsored by Aubrey’s and Blount Today.

Other prizes included a pizza party or day at the park for the team in each grade level raising the most money. Other incentive prizes included an Ipod Touch (or equivalent Target gift card), Wii Game System, Vera Bradley tote bag and purses, Target gift cards, Phiten sports necklaces, digital camera, and more. Students’ names were placed in a drawing for prizes.

Each student who completed the most laps, free throws, etc., also received recognition.

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