Another local school has fulfilled their goal and earned enough money to build a school overseas.

Just six months ago, Principal Allan Davenport of Crone Middle School asked his students “What will your verse be?”

He challenged them to make an influence on the world by raising $25,000 to build a school in Ghana, Africa. Though the funds were set to be reached within a year, the school exceeded their goal in just over six months.

“It was great to see what we’re capable of and I think it’s always taught me that we can aim higher and push further. The kids, the support of the community, I mean they made it happen, it was just so great to see how they responded and came together,” said Davenport.

The funds came from community donations, fundraising events and selling t-shirts and scarves that the students made.

The idea for this fundraiser was prompted by a book Principal Davenport read called, “The Promise of A Pencil.” In it, he came across the author’s not-for-profit called ‘Promise of Pencil,’ a group that builds schools in certain parts of the country that are underdeveloped.

Crone Middle School will now push forward with the project as soon as they get more information from Promise of Pencil.


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