Elizabeth Swindells

On Friday, April 6, 2018, Emmitsburg Elementary School held their first-ever Race For Technology. The event was held in an attempt to provide funds for technology and other resources in the classroom, as well as PTA-sponsored activities, such as field trips and family involvement activities.

In the preceding weeks, students took home letters, asking for sponsorship and donations from friends and families. The students and faculty fundraised laboriously and exceeded their $7,000 goal by $2,000, for a grand total of $9,000 in funds raised! The money raised will be used by the PTA to purchase Google Chromebooks, laptops, and Apple iPads for student use.

Principal Mary Ann Wiles promised to arrive the morning of the event in a special way if the event met it’s goal, and on the morning of April 6, the entire school watched as she arrived on a ladder truck (shown left)!

It was a beautiful day for the event. All students from pre-K through fifth grade were in attendance.

There was a DJ to keep everyone pumped up, and an ice cream truck to keep everyone cooled down. This event has been a goal of the PTA for about two years, and they did an excellent job executing it. The event was hugely successful, and a great time was had by all.

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